Handcuffed priest calls 911, says he put them on himself

January 8, 2013 3:04:55 PM PST
A Catholic priest from downstate Springfield, Ill., is on leave after police found him handcuffed inside the church rectory

Father Thomas Donovan reportedly called 911 after he couldn't get out of the handcuffs. He told officers he put himself in the handcuffs. Police unlocked the cuffs and conducted an investigation, but they say no crime took place.

The diocese of Springfield says it is not conducting an investigation of its own.


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