Seth Rogen is loving that a 20-year-old man from Iowa has been arrested for trying to use a fake ID using the now immortal credentials of McLovin.
As movie fans will recall from the Rogen-penned 2007 teen comedy Superbad, Christopher Mintz-Plasse's character Fogell comes up with a less-than-cunning plan to get booze for his thirsty underage classmates.
He produces a Hawaiian driving license with the date 06/03/81 (making him a slightly excessive 26), having chosen the name McLovin for his alter ego.
Strangely, while he spends much of the movie in the back of a police car, Mintz-Plasse's Fogell is not arrested for using the fake ID.
The same cannot be said for Daniel Alfredo Burleson, who was collared by police in a bar in Iowa City last Friday night.
After police in the bar spotted Burleson with a drink in his hand, he admitted that it contained vodka but then refused to produce any ID.
According to 7 News, police then spotted the ID in his wallet, and that it was a “fake Hawaii ID with the name McLovin [and] DOB 06/03/1981.”
Burleson later admitted he'd bought it from Amazon.
Fox 11 News added that police said he “smelled strongly of ingested alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes.” Burleson was then arrested and charged with public intoxication, possession of a fake ID, possession of alcohol while underage and being in a bar after 10 p.m. while underage.
On being made aware of the news story, Rogen tweeted:
Indeed it is.
The movie, directed by Greg Mottola, was penned by Rogen and his frequent writing partner Evan Goldberg, and was based on their own exploits in high school.
Jonah Hill played the role of Seth, while Michael Cera played Evan, alongside the likes of Bill Hader, Emma Stone, Joe Lo Truglio and Dave Franco.
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