News broke on Thursday that former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was arrested on July 26th, but as the story developed it was established that the person arrested was an imposter.
The original story broke on TMZ, and then several news outlets reached out to police, who confirmed that Weiland was arrested. But later in the day it was discovered that police had booked another individual under Weiland's name.
Weiland was quick to react to the original report, which stated that he was still in police custody. The singer posted a video on Facebook which showed him and his band in a recording studio.
And he said, "So all I have to say to our fans is, whether you find it funny or interesting or whether you're sad, don't worry, don't fret, it's a lie. TMZ, you'll be hearing from my attorneys."
Following the release of Weiland's video the Beverly Hills Police Department, issued the following statement that read, "The fingerprint return positively identified the individual as Jason Michael Hurley (44 years of age). Beverly Hills Police will be requesting an additional criminal filing on Hurley. - Furnishing False Information to a Peace Officer. Records will be updated to properly reflect this information."