Several newspapers — the Brantford Expositor and the Hamilton Spectator — even had a followup to the original wire service story about how the Van Halen singer, dressed in flashy rock-star duds, strutted into a Brantford bar with two nurses after spending the evening recovering in Brantford General Hospital.
The only problem? The story isn't true.
The two officers and a lot of other people in the Brantford area appear to be victims of a charming imposter.
On May 23, the day this was supposed to have happened, Roth was performing at Madison Square Garden with Van Halen.Within a three week span, the DLR wannabe also fooled a rock band, some nurses and a record producer who let the singer stay and record at his house.
Read the complete Toronto Star story