i think I posted this story once before, but I like it so much it's worth repeating.
A guy I knew slightly 'way back in my college days apparently fit the description or profile of some wanted criminal - probably a bank robber or something. He was stopped by police, taken out of his vehicle, lots of backup called, cuffed and made to sit by the side of the road. Thing is, the guy was some sort of amateur magician, and got out of the cuffs himself - threw them in the (water filled) ditch along the road. Meanwhile, he just sat there with his hands behind his back. (For some reason, they didn't put him in the back of a squad car.)
Even after they tossed his car and realized he wasn't the bad guy they wanted, it took a while before they decided to let him go. Several of the LEOs drove off, and finally the cop who'd cuffed him came to turn him loose . . . but since his hands were already
free, the cop wanted to know where his cuffs were . . . guy said "Oh, they were hurting me, so one of the other officers took them off."
"I don't know, with uniforms, you guys all look alike to me."
That was his story, and he stuck to it.
So the cop lost a set of handcuffs, and with the finger pointed squarely at his fellow LEOs, probably some ill-feeling resulted.
Moral: Don't mess with magicians. Even amateurs.