Homeowners call the cops on Bob Dylan - police don\'t believe who he is

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Homeowners call the cops on Bob Dylan - police don't believe who he is

What hope is there for the world when old legends are a "complete unknown, like a rolling stone". Bob Dylan was detained by police in Long Branch, N.J. when a young officer failed to recognize him, police said. To hear the young New Jersey police officer describe it, the scene was like something out of one of Dylan's epic song-poems: It was pouring rain, Dylan was soaked and wandering alone, far from the traveling home of his entourage of tour buses.

When Dylan wandered into the yard of a home that had a "For Sale" sign on it, the home's occupants became spooked by his appearance and called police with a report of an "eccentric-looking old man" in their yard, Long Branch Police said. One of the occupants even went so far as to follow Dylan as he continued on down the street.
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We got a call for a suspicious person,.

It was pouring rain outside, and I was right around the corner so I responded. By that time he was walking down the street. I asked him what he was doing in the neighborhood and he said he was looking at a house for sale.

I asked him what his name was and he said, 'Bob Dylan

So I said, 'OK Bob, what are you doing in Long Branch?' He said he was touring the country with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. So now I'm really a little fishy about his story. I did not know what to believe or where he was coming from, or even who he was.

We see a lot of people on our beat, and I wasn't sure if he came from one of our hospitals or something,
Buble said.

She asked for identification, but Dylan said he had none. She asked where he was staying and he said his tour buses were parked at some big hotel on the ocean.
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He was acting very suspicious,. Not delusional, just suspicious. You know, it was pouring rain and everything."

I said OK Bob, why don't you get in the car and we'll drive to the hotel and go verify this?

I put him in the back of the car. To be honest with you, I didn't really believe this was Bob Dylan. It never crossed my mind that this could really be him."

He was really nice, though, and he said he understood why I had to verify his identity and why I couldn't let him go.

He asked me if I could drive him back to the neighborhood when I verified who he was, which made me even more suspicious.

I pulled into the parking lot, and sure enough there were these enormous tour buses, and I thought, 'Whoa.'
Her sergeant met her at the hotel parking lot.
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I got out of my car and said, "Sarg, this guy says he's Bob Dylan. He opened the car door, looked in, and said, 'That's not Bob Dylan".

So we go over to the tour bus and knock on the door and some guy answers and I say, 'Are you missing someone?'"

"Who's asking?'' came the reply, I was in full uniform, so I say, 'I'm asking! I'm the police.

Eventually, the police were shown Dylan's passport, which Buble said she looked at, saw the legend's name, and rather sheepishly handed it back to Dylan's manager.

"OK,'' she recalled saying as she smiled. "Um, have a nice day."

A police department source said Buble had taken her share of good-natured ribbing from some of the older officers.

"To really appreciate the story from our end, you have to see Kristie," one cop said. "She looks like a 16-year-old kid, next to this living legend. It was unbelievable."


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By netchicken: posted on 16-8-2009

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