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Student in cell sues for $20m; WORLDBULLETINS.

A STUDENT who was left handcuffed and forgotten in a tiny holding cell for four days is suing US authorities for $20m (pounds 12.4m).

After two days and desperate for food and water, Daniel Chong said he realised he had to stop wondering when he would be let out and start thinking about how to stay alive.

Entering what he called "survival mode," and already drinking his own urine, he tried to trigger an overhead fire sprinkler for some water, stacking clothes and a blanket and swinging his cuffed arms in an attempt to set it off.

Chong, 23, a student at the University of California, San Diego, had been picked up in a drug sweep but was never arrested or charged.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 4, 2012
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