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- Posted on Dec 27th 2010 11:30AM by Brian Voerding
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A man who tricked a Massachusetts eatery last month into thinking they were providing a massive pizza party for Dylan has come forward and said he'll pay for the joke, according to the Amherst Bulletin.
The man walked into the Amherst pizza place Nov. 20 after a nearby Dylan show had finished. He claimed to be one of Dylan's roadies, flashed a backstage pass and ordered 178 of the shop's largest gourmet pizzas. He also promised a huge tip. Workers reportedly stayed up until daybreak making the pizzas, estimated to cost $3,900. When the guy never showed, they called the police, gave away a few of the pizzas and threw the rest away. Dylan's camp was briefly blamed until police tracked down the man thanks to a surveillance tape.
A lawyer for the New Jersey man came forward last week and said his client -- who has no connection to Dylan or his crew -- feels bad about the prank and has reached an agreement with the restaurant to repay some of the costs. He didn't name his client or offer any rationale for the prank. Amherst police have said they won't file charges.