*Mr. Washington, if you’re reading this, a 21-year-old Tennessee man has obviously got hold of some bad stuff. He wanted officers who arrested him for possessing weed illegally to believe that he was you.
As far as I know, he told them this with a straight face.
But the officers were apparently no dummies. They told Justin Lee Seay of Memphis – and I quote – “You’re not fooling anyone” right before they realized he had also violated his probation on a separate case.
The Daily News Journal reported that police arrested Seay on Monday night after responding to a complaint of noise at his apartment.
While the arrest was being enforced, police say Seay declared he was Denzel Washington. His real identity surfaced after police booked him.
Officers found several bags of marijuana inside the apartment.
Seay was being held in the Rutherford County Jail; where no records list a representing attorney for him.