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    Talking Nobody recognizes Bob Dylan anymore

    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.



    By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press Writer Wayne Parry, Associated Press Writer – Fri Aug 14, 11:57 pm ET
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    I'll be honest. I know who he is, but if was wandering around a shitty neighborhood in my town and I had the same exchange I'd be suspicious too.

    I doubt I'd recognize a 68 year old Bob Dylan walking up the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    I'll be honest. I know who he is, but if was wandering around a shitty neighborhood in my town and I had the same exchange I'd be suspicious too.

    I doubt I'd recognize a 68 year old Bob Dylan walking up the street.
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    Call of a suspicious person, police respond, ask for ID, he explains he doesn't have it with him, everyone goes on with their day.

    Guess he missed the Gates Guide to free beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Call of a suspicious person, police respond, ask for ID, he explains he doesn't have it with him, everyone goes on with their day.

    Guess he missed the Gates Guide to free beer.

    You must spread some reputaton around before giving it to Odd again.
    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Damn.

    Got him. lol
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    Thanks Pudge, that shit was too funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Call of a suspicious person, police respond, ask for ID, he explains he doesn't have it with him, everyone goes on with their day.

    Guess he missed the Gates Guide to free beer.
    Maybe Gates should take lessons.

    At least Dylan didn't pull the "Do you know who I am?" crap that many of the famous seem to want to say to LE these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Maybe Gates should take lessons.

    At least Dylan didn't pull the "Do you know who I am?" crap that many of the famous seem to want to say to LE these days.
    Hell, he's been in the business so long he was probably tickled to encounter people who DIDN'T go into spasms of joy and launch into demands for his autograph.
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    I've listened to his songs since I can remember, but I wouldn't know him by sight, either.

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