Drifter’s Escape

This post obviously calls for a lyric or song title as headline. I have a thing for John Wesley Harding — Apologies if the song is too obscure for a hackneyed headline-pun. Music below.

The story is just ridiculous in too many ways to enumerate.  To our former cop, Beth — standard procedure to ask someone for ID because they’re caught taking a walk at 5pm?

Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood.

Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.

A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday.

“I don’t think she was familiar with his entire body of work,” Woolley said.


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