Comedian Russell Brand has made a hoax call to police during a live stage show. The 31-year-old rang Kent Police CID about the theft of a statue he had read about in a local paper.
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The conversation, during which he gave a false name, is reported to have been piped to a sell-out crowd at Tunbridge Wells' Assembly Hall Theatre by loudspeaker.
OH RUSSELL, STOP IT, YOU’RE KILLING ME! A HOAX CALL??? AHAHAHAHA! AND, AGAIN, HA!
A police source said: "He was on stage. Apparently he uses a local paper as a feature of his stage act. There was an article about the theft of a statue in a park. It had the number to ring on the bottom. The number goes into the CID office at Tonbridge police station."
OH MY GOD THAT’S JUST SO FUNNY! AND SO DARING! HE CALLED THE POLICE YOU KNOW! IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS! STAGE ACT! NEWSPAPER! HA!
He said the call lasted a matter of seconds before Brand hung up. The source added: "The officer knew straight away it wasn't a genuine call so he wasn't too perturbed about it. He didn't waste any time on it."
RUSSELL BRAND IS A FORMER DRUG ADDICT.