Whats the point in answering if you don't have the answers?
Anyway, probably best to bug base it as they should definetely fall to the ground. THe other option is that they were online when you unarrested them and they then picked up the cuffs before you did - I'm presuming that it was a PC from what you wrote.
In what order do you guys solve bugs? I see people that reported their bug yesterday that have been already assigned someone to fix it, and their bug is of even less important than mine, but I reported mine a week ago and it's still shows as new, and two people have even said they have the same problem. In what order do you guys solve bugs? Do you just do the 1st one that you see at the top? I don't want to sound bitchy or disrespectful, but I really need to get going.
Bugs are usually assigned to the person who originally developed the project, if they are free. If that person isn't around or free, it usually takes longer because they have to find someone with enough experience to track down the bug.
"Somewhere, there's a bullet with your name on it. The trick is to die of age before it finds you"
Basically due to the limited amount of time the developers have available the time it takes for a bug to be fixed can range from the same day till no one knows when. It's best to continue with your game and hopefully the person dealing with it will relocate the items manually if relatively few people are effected. Even if they don't you'll likely lose more in time wasted standing around than you will gain from regaining a pair of stun cuffs.
It's not how we'd like things to be but limited resources means thats the way things are.