In 2014, the Beverly Hills police arrested a man for shoplifting razors from a Rite Aid. It turns out he was also carrying meth, so they arrested him even harder. He told police he was STP's Scott Weiland, which they had no trouble believing, since Scott Weiland's body was the mailing address for most California meth.
"Scott" spent four weeks in prison, because he couldn't afford bail. This might've been suspicious, given his bands' album sales and world tours, but the BHPD still put out a press release headlined "Celebrity Arrest." TMZ ran the story, and no one was too surprised.
Well, except for Weiland himself.
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He posted a video on Facebook announcing that he was in the studio recording a new album and quite certain he wasn't in jail. When TMZ contacted the cops, they insisted their prisoner was "definitely" still there. Still, they were starting to realize something wasn't right. They finally double-checked their prisoner's fingerprints and discovered he was not world-famous musician Scott Weiland. On a related hunch, three of the officers went home that night to also discover their wives were not the real Jennifer Lopez.
It turned out their jailed drug offender was some guy named Jason Michael Hurley. And to the cops' credit, he looked pretty similar to Weiland.
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