Jason Michael Hurley impersonated former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland so well he had the police fooled for well over a month when he was first arrested for theft and drug possession. Hurley, who apparently bears a striking resemblance to the rocker was arrested in a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills for stealing razors. Police found methamphetamine on Hurley who identified himself as Weiland.

Scott Weiland Impersonator Jailed, Fooled Police For A Month

The Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department sent a release to TMZ reporting that they had Weiland in custody on theft and possession charges. TMZ and several other organizations ran with the story. It is unknown at this time how Hurley managed to fool the department as long as he did.

Scott Weiland Reacts

Weiland took to Facebook, recording a video which shows him in a recording in a Los Angeles studio with the Wildabouts, while according to TMZ, he was in jail. Weiland, who had faced drug addiction in his past, did not care for the shoddy reporting and accusations that he had fallen off the wagon. “I have actually been touring, writing and recording my new album.” He then went on to threaten TMZ with a lawsuit.

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