A celebrity look-alike had Beverly Hills police convinced they had arrested someone famous.
Late Thursday, celeb gossip site TMZ posted an article claiming that former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland had been in jail for nearly a month after being arrested in July for stealing razors from a drugstore and being in the possession of meth.
Celeb look-alike fools police
UNSPECIFIED - AUGUST 01: Photo of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and Scott WEILAND; Scott Weiland performing on stage (Photo by John Lynn Kirk/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and Scott WEILAND; Scott Weiland performing on stage, megaphone (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and John S. Hall of King Missile (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots during 1993 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Scott WEILAND and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS; Scott Weiland performing on stage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots during KROQ Weenie Roast at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots during Stone Temple Pilots in Concert at Nassau Coliseum - 1996 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, United States. (Photo by Patti Ouderkirk/WireImage)
Scott Weiland during 1999 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Scott Weiland during Hole Concert '99 at The Palace in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots performs in Atlanta's Lakewood Amphitheater October 1, 2000 at the Varoius Venues in Varoius Cities, (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland performs at the K-ROCK Dysfunctional Family Picnic 5 (DFP 5) at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, New York. 6/22/01 Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots during 9th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast at Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
379136 04: Lead singer Scott Weiland performs live with his band, Stone Temple Pilots at the El Rey Theater September 24, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Troy Augosto/Liaison)
Duff McKagan, Scott Weiland and Slash of Velvet Revolver (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Duff McKagan, Scott Weiland and Slash of Velvet Revolver (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Scott Weiland performs songs from his Christmas album 'Most Wonderful Time of the Year' at the City Winery on December 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots performs as part of the Aftershock Music Festival at Discovery Park on September 23, 2012 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Singer Scott Weiland and Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation Scott Goldman attend An Evening With Scott Weiland at The GRAMMY Museum on October 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 14: Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts perform at Hard Rock Cafe - Detroit on November 14, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
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Apparently the man asked police the famous question, "Do you know who I am?" And they thought they did.
Beverly hills police released a statement saying, "Celebrity arrest: the suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody..."
The story quickly spread to other sites, like MTV, who wrongfully assumed TMZ had done their homework and cross referenced their source before reporting the arrest.
Then the real Scott Weiland posted a video on his Facebook saying, "All I have to say to our fans - whether you find it funny or interesting or whether you're sad - don't worry, don't fret. It's a lie. TMZ, you'll be hearing from my attorneys."
On Friday, TMZ updated their story and reported that Beverly Hills police admitted their mistake and now have properly identified the man as 44 year old Jason Michael Hurley, who will face additional charges of giving false information to police.