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N.J. police haul in 'scruffy, suspicious' Bob Dylan

By g666d, Aug 18, 2009 | Updated: Aug 18, 2009 | | |
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    [h1]N.J. police haul in 'scruffy, suspicious' Bob Dylan[/h1]
    by The Post-Standard Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:30 AM


    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood.
    Bob Dylan
    Dylan was about a two-hour drive south of New York City in Long Branch on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.
    The Daily Mail in Britain claims a 22-year-old officer didn't know who Dylan was:
    "Then she radioed her older colleagues at the police station to ask if anyone knew who Bob Dylan was. I'm afraid we all fell about laughing,' said Craig Spencer, a senior officer in Long Branch, New Jersey."
    Fell about laughing? What New Jersey cop talks that way? The Atlantic Monthly is on the case, promising to track down this strange quote.
    ABC NEWS has a different version, and an interview with Officer Kristie Buble:
    "I asked him what his name was and he said, 'Bob Dylan,' Buble said. "Now, I've seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago and he didn't look like Bob Dylan to me at all. He was wearing black sweatpants tucked into black rain boots, and two raincoats with the hood pulled down over his head."




    by The Post-Standard Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:30 AM
    link: http://www.syracuse.com/today/index.ssf/2009/08/nj_police_haul_in_scruffy_susp.html

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  1. chillinwill
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  2. Frond
    Wow, you mean people really don't look like their photos from several decades ago? For real? Come on, don't mess with me like that!

    A 22-year old cop with a gun and rights to bust and harass and be above the law. God help us.
  3. oxyhydro
    Haha I heard about that, I live 10 minutes away from Long Branch where he was arrested and I was actually at work when this happened so I was about a 3 minute drive away from where they found him!
  4. g666d
    Is that classed as arrest? I'm sure if he told them to f*** off it would have got that way. Goes to show how much we are judged by appearance. liked some of the comments below the article: "WTF?! But he's not even black!"

    The leo forum is good place to get depressed about cop mentality. Would be interested to know the cop's 'legitimate' reasons for talking to Bob in the first place... police state? Hell yeah!
  5. g666d
    Like a complete unknown: Bob Dylan frogmarched to collect ID after rookie policewoman fails to recognise scruffy music legend




    He has sold albums by the million and was the idol of the 1960s protest movement. But yesterday Bob Dylan discovered what it's like to be just a face in the crowd.

    Police were called in a quiet seaside town after he was spotted freewheelin' down the street and apparently acting suspiciously. A 22-year-old female officer demanded to see his identification papers.

    He assumed she would at least recognise the name if not the face. But she ordered him into the back of her car and took him to his hotel to check his story.
    Bob Dylan

    Music legend: Bob Dylan had been taking an afternoon stroll when residents of Long Branch, New Jersey complained of a man 'acting suspiciously'

    Then she radioed her older colleagues at the police station to ask if anyone knew who Bob Dylan was.

    'I'm afraid we all fell about laughing,' said Craig Spencer, a senior officer in Long Branch, New Jersey. 'If it was me, I'd have been demanding his autograph, not his ID.

    'The poor woman has taken rather a lot of abuse from us. I offered to bring in some of my Dylan albums. Unfortunately, she doesn't know what vinyl is either.'

    It was in 1965 that Dylan wrote Like A Rolling Stone, with its line: 'How does it feel to be on your own, a complete unknown?'

    He found out while staying at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch. Before taking part in a concert with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, he decided to take a stroll through the town's Latin quarter.

    'Residents called to complain there was an old scruffy man acting suspiciously,' said officer Spencer. 'It was an odd request because it was mid-afternoon. But it's an ethnic Latin area and the residents felt he didn't fit in.'

    This is not the first time that Dylan has wandered off alone while on tour.

    After a concert in Belfast in 1991, he shunned his chauffeur-driven limo and was captured by a TV crew waiting at a bus stop.

    And in the middle of an American tour he popped unannounced into the childhood home of author Mark Twain.

    When the stunned curator asked if he was really Bob Dylan, he said: 'I guess I am.'

    By Annette Witheridge
    Last updated at 10:50 PM on 14th August 2009

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...man-fails-recognise-scruffy-music-legend.html
  6. g666d
    New Jersey Homeowner Calls Cops on Bob Dylan
    Forty Years After Woodstock, Bob Dylan Is Mistaken for a Homeless Man
    By CHRIS FRANCESCANI
    Aug. 14, 2009


    Bob Dylan was detained by police in Long Branch, N.J. last month, when a young officer failed to recognize him, police said. The officer proceeded to go to earnest lengths to ensure the hooded, disheveled, rain-soaked music legend was, in fact, who he said he was.

    Dylan, 68, one of the most celebrated, eccentric artists in American history, was in the area on July 23 as part of a national concert tour -- a fact lost on 24-year-old Long Branch police officer Kristie Buble.

    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.

    A publicist for Dylan who was on his way to a Dylan concert in Fresno, Calif., told ABCNews.com he had not heard the story, but would look into the incident.

    But Buble said the man told her he was Bob Dylan.

    "We got a call for a suspicious person,'' Buble said. "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,' Buble said. "Now, I've seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago and he didn't look like Bob Dylan to me at all. He was wearing black sweatpants tucked into black rain boots, and two raincoats with the hood pulled down over his head.

    "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. Buble said she assumed that to be the nearby Ocean Place Conference Resort.

    "He was acting very suspicious,'' Buble said. "Not delusional, just suspicious. You know, it was pouring rain and everything."

    By CHRIS FRANCESCANI
    Aug. 14, 2009
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8331830&page=1
  7. g666d
    Bob Dylan stopped by Long Branch police, asked for ID
    by The Associated Press
    Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:08 AM
    Stew Milne/The Associated PressIn this Aug. 26, 2006, Bob Dylan performs as the opening act of the Pawtucket Arts Festival at McCoy Stadium, in Pawtucket, R.I.
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood.

    Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.


    A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday.

    "I don't think she was familiar with his entire body of work," Woolley said.

    The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses.

    The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing a blue jacket, and asked him his name. According to Woolley, the following exchange ensued:

    "What is your name, sir?" the officer asked.

    "Bob Dylan," Dylan said.

    "OK, what are you doing here?" the officer asked.

    "I'm on tour," the singer replied.

    A second officer, also in his 20s, responded to assist the first officer. He, too, apparently was unfamiliar with Dylan, Woolley said.

    The officers asked Dylan for identification. The singer of such classics as "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin' in the Wind" said that he didn't have any ID with him, that he was just walking around looking at houses to pass some time before that night's show.

    The officers asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them back to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the performers were staying. Once there, tour staff vouched for Dylan.

    The officers thanked him for his cooperation.

    "He couldn't have been any nicer to them," Woolley added.

    How did it feel? A Dylan publicist did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Friday.
    by The Associated Press
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/bob_dylan_stopped_by_long_bran.html
  8. g666d
    fucking media, guess the truth is in one of them... and sorry about format, won't do that again (multiple articles)
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