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Police 'did not recognise Dylan'

Bob Dylan
Dylan was in New Jersey for a concert

A young policewoman who picked up a "suspicious" man failed to recognise him as music legend Bob Dylan, it has emerged.

Dylan, 68 - whose hits include Like A Rolling Stone and Blowin' in the Wind - was asked for ID by the officer in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Officers had been alerted after Dylan was spotted "acting suspiciously" while taking an afternoon walk in New Jersey.

The incident happened last month while Dylan was on tour with Willie Nelson.

They were due to perform at a local baseball stadium with John Mellencamp, when Dylan decided to go for a walk.

Hotel staff

At 5pm, a resident telephoned the police to report a man wandering around a housing estate.

The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing a blue jacket, and asked him his name, but did not recognise him.

When he was unable to produce any identification, Dylan was driven to his hotel where staff were able to vouch for him.

Long Branch resident, business administrator Howard Woolley, said: "I don't think she was familiar with his entire body of work."

A spokesman for Dylan was not immediately available for comment.

Earlier this year it emerged Dylan mingled unnoticed with Beatles tourists during a minibus tour to John Lennon's childhood home.

He was one of 14 tourists to examine photos and documents in the National Trust-owned home, when his European tour stopped in Liverpool for a concert on 2 May.

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