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Bob Dylan mistaken for vagrant by New Jersey police

Bob Dylan was picked up by police in New Jersey last month after they mistook the legendary singer for a vagrant it has emerged.

According to the NME, locals in the town of Long Branch called the police to report an "eccentric-looking old man" who was out walking in the rain. The man in question was Dylan.

24-year-old police officer Kristie Buble answered the call and spoke about the incident to ABC News: "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"," Buble 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."

The police officer then asked Dylan for ID and when he failed to produce any she decided to escort him back to his hotel. "'OK Bob, why don't you get in the car and we'll drive to the hotel and go verify this?'" Buble told Dylan. "I pulled into the parking lot," she continued, "And sure enough there were these enormous tour buses, and I thought, 'Whoa'."

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