Holding door open for cop leads to man's arrest

Holding door open for cop leads to man's arrest
Posted at 11:40 AM, May 10, 2016

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Politely holding a door open for a police officer has landed a Massachusetts man in jail.

Authorities say Kayvon Mavaddat was at the Natick Mall on Friday when he held the door for the leaving officer. That officer thought Mavaddat looked familiar, and went to check his cruiser's computer. The officer found there were three warrants out for his arrest — for heroin possession, shoplifting and driving with a suspended license.

The officer returned to the mall and arrested Mavaddat.

The MetroWest Daily News reports the 28-year-old Mavaddat was held without bail at his arraignment Monday when his probation officer told the judge he routinely skips court dates, court-ordered drug tests and fails to pay probation fees.

Mavaddat's lawyer argued for release, saying he has a job now and can pay the fees.