The well known American musician, vocalist and lyricist, Scott Weiland is not behind the bars. The arrest and imprisonment report released by the police turned out to be a fake one, as the man in jail is nothing but a copycat of the famous musician.
Shoplifting in Beverly Hills
The crime took place on July 26, when a case was lodged at a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills on account of a shop lifting. The person arrested for the offense was methamphetamine. The man arrested for stealing Razors in the shop declared himself as Scott Weiland. He even provided details of the musician along with his date of birth. The police records, after the arrest says that Scott Weiland in imprisoned and will be held on $95,000 bond.
Scott commented via FB
After the news was leaked on August 21, the media came up with breaking news of the arrest. However, the actual Scott Weiland shared a video through Facebook stating that he is not in jail. Scott also said “A nice piece of fiction saying I was in jail and have been for months. I’ve actually been touring, writing and recording; this is the studio we’re in right now. So all I have to say to our fans is don’t worry, don’t fret, it’s a lie.”
What a mix-up!
However, within few hours the police confirmed their mistake and released a statement with detailed explanation of the mix-up. The statement reads, “On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 9:34 a.m., the Beverly Hills Police Department received a call of a shoplift that had just occurred at the Rite Aid in the 400 Block of N. Bedford Drive. Police units ultimately arrested a suspect for that crime. Upon arrest, the suspect identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland,” However, the actual arrested person has been identified as Jason Michael Hurley, 44.