Steelers WR Ward briefly detained after mix-up

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:05 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Steelers WR Hines Ward was detained at gunpoint Thursday in a mix-up over a reported stolen car. He was released without being arrested.

Ward, who is competing on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," was stopped in a car with a female friend in North Hollywood. The friend had reported the car stolen on April 19.

Police took Ward out of the car at gunpoint and handcuffed him. He was released, along with the woman after she proved the car was hers.

"She had gone somewhere, misparked it, reported it stolen and found it later" but failed to cancel the police report, Sgt. Maria Morrison said, according to The Associated Press.

Morrison said that Ward cooperated with police while he was detained.