In GLONO’s early days we had an argument about whether it was possible that a 20-something year old intern could possibly not know who either Kurt Cobain or Mick Jagger were. Never mind the fact that neither had been burning up the charts in recent years, how does someone not know cultural icons like these at least by name and reputation?
That dope has just been vindicated.
The Beast reports that none other than Bob Dylan was picked up by a NJ cop who had no idea who he was, even after he told her and showed identification verifying his story.
On the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Bob Dylan just wanted to go for a stroll in Long Branch, New Jersey’s Latin quarter when someone called the cops about a “scruffy old man acting suspiciously.” Unfortunately, the wrong cop arrived at the scene; a 22-year-old who had no idea who the legendary singer-songwriter was. Apparently, Dylan was unable to allay the cop’s suspicions, and she drove him back to his hotel to confirm his identity. Upon examining his documents, the cop reported back to headquarters with one question: “Who is Bob Dylan?”
While I think it’s justifiable to question Dylan because he is nothing if not a “scruffy old man acting suspiciously,” but to then not even have that name ring a bell upon hearing it? New Jersey’s finest, indeed!
6 thoughts on “22 Year Old Cop Unaware She Has Bob Dylan in Custody”
hey, hey back off the NJ jokes. not enough 22 yr olds anywhere in the USA know much about history, culture (and geography) ???
don’t know if he went for a beach walk for the 40th Anniv of Woodstock, he didn’t play at the festival…
actually, from the ABC news report of LAST MONTH’s incident, the NJ cop KNEW about bob dylan –
Hmm…we’ll send a reporter out to get to the bottom of this!
And I never said it was breaking news…
The bigger question here is whether you should have to carry freaking ID with you at all times. If he wasn’t breaking the law, the police had no right to harass him.
Well, to be fair sab, he was standing in someone’s yard in the middle of a thunderstorm. i’d probably call the police too — and it’s not as though they arrested him or detained him, they were just making sure his story checked out.
Woulda never happened to Bon Jovi.