You'd think that ex-cons would be more than familiar with handcuffs and restraints.....
from "The Observer" (UK):
Bondage hobby lands man with another sort of discipline
"Laurence Pays' hobby has earned him a loyal following on Britain's burgeoning bondage scene, with his lovingly crafted restraining devices in great demand among fetishists, who appreciate the sturdy workmanship of their construction.
"However, when the Lancashire Probation Service, Pays' employer, was tipped off about his exotic sideline in an anonymous fax, it sacked him, saying that his activities threatened to bring its work into disrepute."
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