Published Dec 28, 2010Bob Dylan is one of the world's most celebrated musical icons, but don't mention his name around Antonio's pizza parlour in Amherst, NJ. Last month (November 20), a man walked into the shop and ordered 178 extra large gourmet pizzas for a supposed after-party following a Bob Dylan concert. The party never happened, leaving the restaurant with a huge pile of unclaimed pies, but it has now been confirmed that Dylan had nothing to do with the prank.
It was initially believed that the man was a member of Dylan's crew, as he flashed a backstage pass when he entered the restaurant. The man was captured on a surveillance camera and was eventually identified as having no affiliation with Dylan.
The bill was for $3,900, but the man who placed the order never returned for the pizzas. According to the Amherst Bulletin, the restaurant employees worked on the pizzas until 5:30 a.m. preparing the pizzas.
The identity of the prankster has not been revealed, but he is apparently a 46-year-old man from East Brunswick, NJ. He has now struck a deal with Antonio's, although there's no word as to exactly how much money he will have to hand over.