WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is special-ordering a pair of “tiny handcuffs,” an F.B.I. spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.
The spokesman, Harland Dorrinson, downplayed the significance of the handcuff purchase, calling it “strictly routine.”
“In reviewing our inventory of handcuffs, we found that we only had models that fit normal-sized hands,” Dorrinson said. “This order is intended to remedy that.”
The F.B.I. spokesperson said that, if regulation-sized handcuffs were used on a suspect with “extremely small or tiny hands,” the suspect could slip out of them and elude capture.
“That’s the scenario we’re trying to avoid with these minuscule handcuffs,” he said.
Dorrinson would not speculate when the special-ordered pair of microscopic handcuffs might be used, but he added that the F.B.I. expects to receive them “by the end of the day at the very latest.”
“If by chance we need to apprehend someone with abnormally small, mouse-sized hands, we will be ready,” he said.