Bob Dylan Cleared in $3,900 Pizza Prank
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.