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Cop asks Bob Dylan 'Who are You?'

india Updated: Aug 16, 2009 15:13 IST
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Music legend Bob Dylan was taken aback when a young policewoman asked the singer to produce his identity card.

The young cop in Long Branch, New Jersey picked up the 'Blowin in the Wind' hitmaker after locals reported about a "scruffy man acting suspiciously" and apparently she had no clue about Dylan's icon status.

The musician, who is in the city for a concert on 23 July in Lakewood, tried to explain who he was but could not convince the woman about his celebrity status.

She insisted on escorting the musician to his hotel and later phoned her colleagues to ask if they had heard of Bob Dylan, Access Hollywood reported.

"Bob Dylan was on a walkabout but the woman officer wasn't entirely convinced of his innocence. She took him back to the hotel to check his papers, then called us. We all fell about laughing," another cop said.

The musician was let off only after the hotel staff vouched for him.