Man Stopped For Tinting Wrongly Held For Murder

(AP) A Florida man stopped because of his windshield tinting was arrested for murder and released hours later _ when fingerprint comparisons showed he wasn't the wanted man.

The man was arrested after a background check found a fugitive wanted for murder in South Carolina with the same name, birth date and description.

He was released Sunday, the day of the arrest, when fingerprint comparisons showed he wasn't the wanted man. His wife protested the arrest and was taken in for resisting arrest and interfering with a trooper. She made bond and still faces possible charges.

A Louisiana State Patrol spokesman, said troopers acted in good faith and that it was an unfortunate situation.

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