Skip to comments.Alcoholic Con Man Claimed to be Louis Theroux to Get Hotel Room
Posted on 06/14/2013 11:28:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A homeless alcoholic has admitted conning staff at a £70-a-night inn into giving him a room by claiming he was "Louis Theroux from the BBC".
Allan Debenham, 39, booked a room at the Duke of York, Shepton Beauchamp, near Ilminster, Somerset, in the name of the documentary maker, South Somerset magistrates heard.
He provided staff at the pub with a telephone number for the BBC's finance department and an order number to arrange payment for his three-night stay.
He also pretended to be Theroux's personal assistant and persuaded staff to put two bottles of wine on his room tab. They became suspicious when the bogus PA telephoned again and asked for two bottles of wine and "some fags" to be taken to his boss's room.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Just goes to prove what we knew already - there is an immense gap between what people say they believe and what they actually do believe.
Weird. I know someone like this.
” The PA rings again and asks for two bottles of cava and some fags to use his words to be left outside the same room”.
I think ‘fags’ are cigarettes in the UK but maybe not.
Yes they are LOL
G’ day to you.
Did I spell ‘G’ day’ right? LOL
What? My friend owns Metro.
I gotta to back and read the entire story.
Went and read the story and didn’t see anything about “Metro” and I never saw this guy there.
No, it doesn’t say that in this article. I read it somewhere else.
Spot on mate!!!
Oh. I was going to ping him in the morning and ask.
Good deal. Thanks, mate.
101st Airborne- wow even us Aussies know all about the 101st - Kudos to you mate - thank-you and god bless you!
I’d like to follow this guy around for a while... there was a couple of movies about impostors pulling stunts like this...
Thank you very much, Mel.
Sorry to reply to you so late but I just saw your kind words.
G’ day, mate and thanks again!
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