Scott Weiland imposter arrested and fools Police
Not so long ago TMZ reported that former Stone Temple Pilots front man, Scott Weiland had been arrested for shoplifting razors from a store in Beverley Hills. When searched, the Five-O found some meth on the on the alleged offender and has been cooling off behind bars since July 26, unable to come up with the $95,000 bail.
The man identified himself as Scott Weiland which was enough to fool the police and the jailers. The Beverley Hills Police Department even provided TMZ with a written statement stating that Weiland had been taken in to custody.
It wasn’t until Weiland, who is no stranger to crime and punishment, posted a video of himself in a recording studio on Facebook assuring TMZ that he wasn’t behind bars and had in fact been recording material and touring and that TMZ should expect a call from his lawyers.
This wasn’t enough for the Sheriff’s office who were still adamant that they wad the 46 year old Weiland and had done a physical check to verify his identity.
It wasn’t until later the BHPD put their tail between their legs, stuck one hand up in the air and said ‘My bad’. Now convinced they did not have Weiland in custody but identified via a FBI fingerprint return that the inmate was 44 year old Jason Michael Hurley. Hurley can now expect a further charge of providing false information added to the burglary and drug charges.
The LA county sheriff tried to justify the mix up by saying that the offender has red hair like Weiland…. Well, like he had in the music video for their 1993 hit, Plush.
Other than a similar hair cut the guy doesn’t really look like Weiland.
Having a second rate alleged criminal imposter may be Stone Temple Pilots biggest atrocity since Chester Bennington became their front man.