- The Washington Times - Friday, April 8, 2016

Harrison Ford’s name appeared in California arrest records Thursday, but police in Huntington Beach say neither the actor nor anyone else with that name has had a run-in with authorities as of late.

Capt. Russ Reinhardt of the Huntington Beach Police Department blamed the actor’s supposed arrest on a cleric error that suggested the “Indiana Jones” star had been detained on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and possession of a controlled substance.

Police records first spotted by TMZ suggested a Harrison Ford with the same race and age as the “Star Wars” actor had been arrested at noon Thursday.

Police had been creating fake names as part of a training exercise, and had mistakenly allowed one of the flagged cases to slip by and appear publicly in its system, the O.C. Register reported Friday.

“Mistakes happen,” Capt. Reinhardt said.



Although police told the Register that the actor’s name showed up in online arrest records for only about an hour Thursday evening, it appeared long enough for gossip site TMZ to report that Mr. Ford had been “fingered for a crime he didn’t commit.”

Authorities said the supposed arrest did not appear in any of its records aside from its online arrest log, however, and the “Case ID” that had been listed on its website alongside the incident did not match the style for entries concerning other arrests.

“Of the thousands of recent training entries, one was not properly deleted, and it accidentally appeared on the public arrest log for a brief time,” police said. “No one by the name of Harrison Ford, celebrity or otherwise, was arrested by the Huntington Beach Police Department yesterday.”

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