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06/06/2013 04:03 pm ET Updated Jun 07, 2013

Fake Ryan Gosling Prank From Mojo In The Morning Confuses Fans All Over Detroit (VIDEO, PHOTO)

"OMG, it's Ryan Gosling!"

Or so thought scores of dreamy-eyed fans who stumbled upon the scruffily handsome, blonde man followed by body guards and a video crew in Detroit Thursday.

Only problem: it was a fake. Ryan Gosling is in Detroit filming his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster." But the man who caused swooning, sighing and copious picture taking? That's just your average guy in Gosling's de facto uniform of a hoodie and sunglasses who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to the Hollywood star.

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Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Johnson Photography via "Mojo in the Morning"

So who is "Lyin' Ryan?" He's a local tax accountant named Doug ... but given the resemblance, we won't be surprised if he tries to make "Lyin' Ryan" the start to a new career as a body double in a sequel to "The Notebook."

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Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Johnson Photography via "Mojo in the Morning"

While Doug says he's mistaken for Gosling every single day, he said he's never incited the pandemonium that happened during the "Lyin' Ryan" prank. People were FREAKING OUT:

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Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Johnson Photography via "Mojo in the Morning"

To be fair, he had a pretty legit looking crew with him.

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Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Johnson Photography via "Mojo in the Morning"

(Sorry ladies, Doug says he's engaged to a "very beautiful girl.")

Watch the Lyin' Gosling prank above from 95.5 FM's "Mojo in the Morning" show and check out even more photos of fooled fans losing their cool from Jacquelyn Johnson Photography. And, be honest: Would you be fooled?

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(An earlier version of this article did not credit the photo to Jacquelyn Johnson Photography. See more of the photographer's excellent work on Facebook.)

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