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Posted on Aug 22, 2014 06:20 pm
The crazy story of Scott Weiland's supposed razor theft and meth possession arrest finally came to a grand finale as the police decided to shed some light on the matter.
So as reported, TMZ claimed that the former Stone Temple Pilots singer was arrested last month for stealing razors from a Beverly Hills store, which only led to a severe meth possession charge.
A plethora of updates had since followed, including a video of Weiland debunking the story, so if you really want more details, you can find them here.
Straight to the grand finale - it was an impersonator. As TMZ already pointed out, a man presenting himself as Scott Klein Weiland, was indeed arrested, but it now turns out that it was 44-year-old Jason Michael Hurley all along.
We understand that someone is fooled for a few hours, a day or two, but this guy succeeded in fooling the cops for an entire month. Anyhow, the official Beverly Hills Police Department statement awaits below (via Loudwire).
"On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 9:34 a.m., the Beverly Hills Police Department received a call of a shoplift that had just occurred at the Rite Aid in the 400 Block of N. Bedford Drive. Police units ultimately arrested a suspect for that crime. Upon arrest, the suspect identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland. The suspect was taken into custody for Burglary (459 P.C.) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (11377 H & S Code).
"On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Beverly Hills Police discovered through an FBI Fingerprint Return that the subject arrested was not Scott Weiland. The fingerprint return positively identified the individual as Jason Michael Hurley (44 years of age). Beverly Hills Police will be requesting an additional criminal filing on Hurley for 148.9 (a) P.C. – Furnishing False Information to a Peace Officer. Records will be updated to properly reflect this information."
So hopefully, we won't be hearing much of this any time soon. If you're interested in Scott's latest album progress update, check out the link.