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Man Lands In Jail After Holding Door Open for Cop Who Recognizes Him From Arrest Warrant


Man Lands In Jail After Holding Door Open for Cop Who Recognizes Him From Arrest Warrant Kayvon Mavaddat, 28, held the door open for a police officer who then arrested him. (Natick Police Department)

A Massachusetts do-gooder’s manners landed him in jail after he held a door open for a police officer who recognized him as a wanted man.

Kayvon Mavaddat, 28, was at the Natick Mall on Friday when he held the door open for a cop who was leaving the shopping center, authorities said.

The eagle-eyed officer thought Mavaddat looked familiar and stopped him, asking about his name.

“The officer turned around to thank him and recognized him,” police spokesman Lt. Cara Rossi-Cafarelli told the MetroWest Daily News. “He asked if his name was ‘Kayvon,’ and he said, ‘No, Kevin.’”

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The officer returned to his police cruiser, where his computer recognized “Kevin” for “Kayvon,” who allegedly had three warrants out for his arrest.

The cop went back inside and arrested Mavaddat, officials said.

Mavaddat reportedly had a Framingham District Court warrant that charged him with driving with a suspended license and a signal violation. He also had warrants out of Natick District Court for possession of heroin and for shoplifting, authorities said.

His probation officer, David DiGiorgio, asked Judge Martine Carroll to hold Mavaddat without bail, pending a probation surrender hearing, given that the man had not appeared in court for months.

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He also alleged that Mavaddat, who allegedly has a history of not completing probation, did not go to any of his court-ordered drug test and has not paid probation fees, the Daily News wrote.

Mavaddat's attorney argued that her client has just started a job and can start paying money back, saying that if he is held in jail, he would be fired.

Mavaddat was ordered held without bail until June 9, when a surrender hearing is scheduled.

After that decision was made, Mavaddat could be heard yelling in court’s basement holding area, the Daily News wrote.

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