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Scott Weiland

Massive Cop Screw Up

In Doppelganger Meth Bust

8/21/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Scott Weiland Arrested
Scott Weiland
is the victim of a series of screw-ups as well as incredible deception.   Cops now tell TMZ they were WRONG -- the guy who's been in custody for meth possession and burglary for A MONTH is NOT who they thought it was -- Scott Weiland.  

TMZ posted a story late Thursday that Weiland was currently behind bars after allegedly stealing razors from a Bev Hills drug store in late July. The Bev Hills cops said when they searched him, they found meth.

Apparently the guy said he was Scott, and cops believed him.

BHPD gave us a written statement, titled "Celebrity Arrest," which read, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody..."

The man has been in L.A. County Jail since July 26, unable to post $95,000 bail.

After we posted the story ... Scott posted a video on Facebook of himself at an L.A. recording studio ... to show he was NOT in jail.

We then called the Sheriff's Dept. back but they were unwavering, telling us they did a "physical check" on the inmate and insisted Scott "was definitely in custody."

Oops. The BHPD got back to us late Thursday night and said they made a BIG mistake ... the inmate is actually a 44-year-old guy named Jason Michael Hurley. They discovered it through belated FBI fingerprint analysis, even though he's been locked up since July 26.

We'll give the cops this ... the guy does have red hair.

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tx_shaun    

Now y'all are trying to cover your ass, since he's gonna file a lawsuit

64 days ago
107.

Unbroken Chain    

This makes no sense. Tmz trying to get us to keep clicking. I'll get it from page 6 at work today

64 days ago
108.

Ferndog68    

"Drugs are bad mmmmmmkkaayyy"

64 days ago
109.

HoTMZ    

Tmz didn't put up a false story. As far as they were concerned it was true and based off a written police statement. Take it up with the police. And to be honest had the headline not have been Scott Weiland I wouldn't have clicked on it ;)

64 days ago
110.

Truth    

HARVEY "IMMA LAWYER" BETTER PUT OUT.. CUZ VIDEO ON SCOTT WELAND'S PAGE SAYS TMZ GONNA HEAR FROM ATTORNEYS. BOOM! I WONDER HOW HARVEY'S "IMMA LAWYER" STANDS OUT IN COURT WHEN THE JUDGE FINDS OUT HE HASNT BEEN LICENSED SINCE 1993. OOPS! #TRUTH!!
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SCOTT WEILAND VID SAYING HE'S GONNA SUE TMZ.
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152222033610685&set=vb.7752565684&type=2&theater

64 days ago
111.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Dang!

64 days ago
112.

Tantrix    

You dumbasses need to read before saying stuff like "Scott Weiland can't even come up with $95,000 bond??"

Scott Weiland isn't in jail, IT WAS A LOOKALIKE.

64 days ago
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Tantrix    

You dumbasses need to read before saying stuff like "Scott Weiland can't even come up with $95,000 bond??"

Scott Weiland isn't in jail, IT WAS A LOOKALIKE.

64 days ago
114.

Ray    

I don't know what is stupider. The fact that other media run with your stories without verifying themselves, or the fact that YOU do. Dumb **** either way!

64 days ago
115.

oddsing555    

Watch out the red hair man! :)

64 days ago
116.

Michelle17    

Massive Cop and TMZ screwup you mean.

64 days ago
117.

Jasmine30    

TGIF

64 days ago
118.

Kevin    

Heh TMZ perhaps you might want to actually verify your stories before slandering someone. Unless of course you are no better than The Star and National Enquirer in your journalistic integrity.

64 days ago
119.

Noog    

If this story is fake then take it down tmz.

64 days ago
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Sic    

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64 days ago
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