Florida Man Posing At Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Arrested Making $18K Purchase In Louis Vuitton Store
Pitkin County Sheriff

Man Arrested Posing As Ochocinco In Louis Vuitton Store

When keeping it unreal goes wrong…

A Florida man was popped on Friday in a Aspen, Colorado Louis Vuitton store when he tried to purchase $18K worth of merchandise by posing as former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.


Here’s the scoop via the Aspen Times:

Mervin Cabe of Miami told employees at the high-end luxury goods store that he was Chad Johnson — who is formerly known as Chad Ochocinco — in order to be able to make the purchase. Customers at Louis Vuitton must have a “profile ID” in order for their transactions to go through, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.

Cabe could not come up with the matching phone number to Chad Johnson’s profile ID, though an employee did allow him to purchase $18,548 worth of items. Cabe initially tried to use a credit card that was twice declined to make the purchase, then pulled up an Apple Pay account on his cellphone, which worked, the affidavit states.

Cabe also told Aspen police officers he was Chad Johnson, though he gave them a date of birth different from the former football player’s, the affidavit states. He also declined to show them the Apple Pay account and credit card number he used to purchase the items.

Officers described his behavior as “highly evasive” and said he “kept making excuses and repeating the same nonsensical story,” according to the affidavit.

However, he finally asked to speak with a sergeant on scene, who later said Cabe told him, “You’re going to have to take me … to jail. I’ve done something bad,” the affidavit states.

Ochocinco is amused by this foolishness. He wrote on his IG page:

I am officially famous now, my cheap ass barely spends 18k a year let alone in one store, I only shop at urban outfitters, H&M, Zara, Target & thrift stores as most of you know who actually have followed my cheap ass throughout the years but this flattering. I’m f**king famous now.

It’s always best to just be yourself.

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