Okay, okay. It's a bit of a stretch to post NWA's "Fuck Tha Police", about the police unfairly targeting NWA for being black teenagers to highlight a story about Bob Dylan get picked up by the police for looking like a crazy old man in the rain with sweatpants tucked in to his shoes, but it's also a stretch to pinch Bob Dylan for, well, that.
Dylan was walking in the pouring rain in Long Branch when locals became suspicious of his behaviour and called the police. 24-year-old police officer Kristie Buble answered the call, and was told that an "eccentric-looking old man" was standing in a residents' yard.
"It was pouring rain outside, and I was right around the corner so I responded," Buble told ABC News.
"I asked him what his name was and he said "Bob Dylan"," she said. "Now, I've seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago and he didn't look like Bob Dylan to me at all. He was wearing black sweatpants tucked into black rain boots, and two raincoats with the hood pulled down over his head."
Mr. Dylan, Dre, Eazy, Cube and Ren feel your pain.
Everything worked out okay in the end for Dylan, who didn't have identification but was driven by the officer back to his hotel, who upon seeing a phalanx of tour buses, got the point.
"I got out of my car and said, 'Sarg, this guy says he's Bob Dylan'," she explained. "He opened the car door, looked in, and said, 'That's not Bob Dylan.' So we go over to the tour bus and knock on the door and some guy answers and I say, 'Are you missing someone?'"
When Dylan's entourage showed her his passport, the officer said she sheepishly bid him farewell.
Looks like Officer Buble, Bob Dylan and Barack Obama have a round of cold ones on the way...