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Man fails miserably at impersonating Bengal Chad Johnson to buy $18,500 worth of Louis Vuitton gear

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 13:44:55-04

ASPEN, Colo. -- A 25-year-old was arrested Friday at a Louis Vuitton store while trying to impersonate longtime Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.

Even though Floridian Mervin Cabe looks nothing like Johnson, The Aspen Times reports Cabe told store employees he was the famous football player while trying purchase $18,548 worth of items.

Louis Vuitton customers must use a profile ID to complete their transactions, but Cabe was unsurprisingly unable to recall the phone number associated with Johnson’s account, according to The Aspen Times.

Cabe was “highly evasive” and “kept making excuses and repeating the same nonsensical story" to police officers, according to The Aspen Times. He was charged with identity theft and unauthorized use of financial transaction device, which are both felony offenses.