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Celebrity lookalike convinces US police they'd arrested someone famous

They didn’t become aware of his true identity for WEEKS.

HOW’S THIS FOR A case of mistaken identity?

A man was busted for stealing razors from a Beverly Hills drug store last month, and the police officers that arrested him also found a quantity of meth on his person. He told them he was rock star Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots.

People Weiland Actual Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland Source: AP/Press Association Images

At the time of the arrest, the local police issued a ‘celebrity arrest’ statement which was picked up by gossip website TMZ, who reported that Weiland was currently in custody, unable to make bail.

Last night, Weiland posted a video on his Facebook page, saying:

I’ve actually been touring, writing and recording my new album in the studio I’m in right now. All I have to say to the fans right now is…don’t worry, don’t be upset. It’s just a lie.

scottweiland Scott Weiland, in his studio. NOT in jail.

TMZ went back to the police, who told them that Weiland was definitely locked up. So who is the guy in jail?

A 44-year-old celebrity impersonator named Jason Michael Hurley, who managed to convince the police he was Weiland for weeks. WEEKS.

facepalm-gif Source: Wordpress

What a boo boo.

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