Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Minnesota man accused of posing as Alex Lifeson to get free medical services
5:49PM EST | comments (35) |

Lifeson, Gilmour and imposter - photo from The St. George Daily SpectrumThe St. George Daily Spectrum reported on a story earlier today involving a Minnesota man who was accused of defrauding Dixie Regional Medical Center of services by pretending to be Rush's Alex Lifeson and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. From the article:

... Phillip Michael Schaeffer, 54, of Monticello, Minn., is charged with two counts of communications fraud stemming from visits to the hospital in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in which he allegedly first pretended to be 60-year-old Canadian Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and then 67-year-old English Pink Floyd guitarist and singer David Gilmour.

An investigative report filed with the court states a man claiming to be Lifeson incurred $23,328.27 in hospital bills shortly before Christmas in 2011 and left the hospital against medical advice after an overnight stay. ...

The resemblance is uncanny. ;)



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#35 - Posted 1/24/14 @1:07PM by Ku [contact]

Health care is not a right. No one should ever be forced to pay for my health care, nor I theirs.
#34 - Posted 1/23/14 @7:19PM by mysticbeat [contact]

WTH? No wonder NP gets creeped out by weird fans.
#33 - Posted 1/23/14 @4:26PM by CraigJ [contact]

#31, what's funny is I pasted in the full name and didn't preview it. This website doesn't like that accented Z character. It must be anti-Serbian.
#32 - Posted 1/23/14 @4:14PM by limelighter [contact]

OHIP is great here on this side of the pond.
#31 - Posted 1/23/14 @2:53PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Z instead of an e for Craig. Also zzz....zzz....zzz time to hibernate. Funny story though, the guy had more balls than brains...jackass.
#30 - Posted 1/23/14 @2:12PM by jiminseattle [contact]

No shit Jupe.
#29 - Posted 1/23/14 @1:45PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

#28 - Posted 1/23/14 @1:24PM by Rushian Roulette [contact]

@ # 27, Craig:
Good point. But if someone tried that back in 2007, when he was a state senator in the Land of Chumbolones (IL), and said, "Hi, I'm Barry Soetoro and I need to see a doctor."....don't you think that would not have worked as well as "Barack Obama"? I mean, that's his real name.

I stand by in my flame-proof suit....
#27 - Posted 1/23/14 @12:30PM by CraigJ [contact]

The funny thing is Alex "Lifeson" isn't ever his legal name which is actually Aleksandar eivojinović. Pfft. Some "fan".
#26 - Posted 1/23/14 @12:26PM by Denny Crane [contact]

Or Captain Kirk


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