And now in your daily dose of the absurd: Brazilian news channel Globo (equivalent to the BBC or CBS, according to our esteemed Portuguese-speaking colleagues) has reported that a 41-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for using a fake ID with actor Jack Nicholson's picture on it.
That's right: Jacko's unsmiling mug (which you can view here) was apparently the suspect's idea of a smooth ruse, despite Nicholson's some 50 years in Hollywood, 12 Academy Award nominations and age (74).
According to the report, the suspect attempted to use the fake ID (along with other falsified documents) to open up a bank account in the Boa Viagem neighborhood in the south of Recife. The ID bore the name Joao Pedro dos Santos, while the aforementioned Nicholson picture bore no resemblance to the man who presented the card. He was arrested and taken to the police station, where he proceeded to deny everything to authorities, according to Erivaldo Guerro, the officer in charge of the case. The suspect, meanwhile, was sent off for a mental evaluation at a nearby hospital.