Many of us have had embarrassing experiences with our identification.
Some of you, in younger days, tried to purchase alcohol using fake IDs. Maybe it worked, maybe you found yourself in a world of hurt … that’s between you and your local sheriff.
Once past legal age, it’s merely or annoying—or, for some people, flattering—when a server asks you to confirm your age. The primary humiliation associated with your driver’s license these days focuses on that goofy picture.
Unless you’re Maria Bergan of Lakewood, Ohio.
Poor Maria. All she did was show her ID to the bar waitress to buy a drink.
Too bad the driver’s license she handed over actually belonged to that waitress—who had reported her wallet stolen weeks earlier and was stunned to see her own face looking back at her from Maria’s identification.
Poor Maria. Now she’s facing charges of identity theft and receiving stolen property.
This Ohio waitress, however, is not the first person to suffer from identity issues. Click on each of the links below to see a pair of celebrity look-alikes in a new window.
Actor Ethan Hawke … and singer Mark McGrath
Former Beatle Ringo Starr … and former Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat
Actress Eva Longoria … and actress Marisa Tomei
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan … and actor Morgan Freeman
Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars … and Pope Benedict XVI
They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. And these pictures back that up.
Which leads me to ask: What celebrity do you most resemble?
If it’s a waitress in Ohio, think twice about flashing that ID.