David Lee Roth Imposter "Scamming" Ontario, Allergic to Nuts

July 14, 2008 12:52 PM ET

It turns out that whole story about David Lee Roth having an allergic reaction to nuts while driving is true, except it didn't involve the real David Lee Roth. According to Ontario police, there's a man running around the province impersonating the Van Halen frontman. It was this mock Diamond Dave who was saved by police after peanuts caused an allergic reaction. The real David Lee Roth already issued a statement, saying he was not saved by Ontario police and he's certainly not allergic to anything, "besides criticism." A police spokesperson is now saying this fake Roth has "scammed a lot of people" up north and that he could be charged with obstruction of justice for giving a false name to cops. But the story doesn't end there: The faux Roth was seen partying at a nightclub in Hamilton, Ontario, where he reportedly sang a song and was partying with "two nurses from the hospital." The man was wearing expensive clothes and "a hospital bracelet," so either the fake Dave ate more nuts or he escaped the mental ward with two nurses and the belief that he really is David Lee Roth. A message to Canadian fans: approach all Diamond Daves with caution.

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