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12th Apr '18 1:50:54 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In one [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic]] where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers, the criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both, at some point comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid."

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In one [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic]] a comic where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers, the criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both, at some point Both comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid."
11th Apr '18 2:39:21 PM Kartoonkid95
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* One [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic]], where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers. The criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both at some comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid."

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* One In one [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic]], comic]] where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers. The Rangers, the criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both Both, at some point comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid.""
** Mickey has his own criminal double, Miklos the Grey Mouse.
24th Feb '18 9:23:36 AM MoonByte
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* In a slight variation, a woman in Germany had been almost financially ruined by getting incredibly expensive bills and overdue notices to the point where she was facing multiple charges. Only with a private detective and the help of a bill for a health insurance that used a different social security number than her own, she was able to track the woman down. She then found out that there was a woman with her exact name, birth day and birth place who was currently living in the same city.
8th Feb '18 1:27:59 PM SeanMurrayI
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* This trope can come up in real life even if you don't look at all like the criminal in question. Having the same birthname AND the same birthdate than a wanted felon can bring you to a world of problem, especially when trying to travel abroad.
8th Feb '18 9:29:31 AM dentris
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* This trope can come up in real life even if you don't look at all like the criminal in question. Having the same birthname AND the same birthdate than a wanted felon can bring you to a world of problem, especially when trying to travel abroad.
30th Jan '18 7:35:48 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In 2014, independent circuit wrestler Brian Blaze was arrested because he looked like a man the police wanted for armed robbery and had borrowed a vehicle similar enough to the one criminal had been using. The case was fairly infamous among pro wrestling fans not only because the police conducted as less than thorough investigation, seemingly trying to get things over with as quickly as possible, but Blaze's lawyer was dismissed by the court, the court the arresting officer, who admitted to not wanting to arrest Blaze based on the "evidence" gathered, had offered to testify on Blaze's behalf in. It was pretty clear someone wanted a {{scapegoat}}.

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* In 2014, independent circuit wrestler Brian Blaze was arrested because he looked like a man the police wanted for armed robbery and had borrowed a vehicle similar enough to the one criminal had been using. The case was fairly infamous among pro wrestling fans not only because the police conducted as less than thorough investigation, seemingly trying to get things over with as quickly as possible, but Blaze's lawyer was dismissed by the court, the court the arresting officer, who admitted to not wanting to arrest Blaze based on the "evidence" gathered, had offered to testify on Blaze's behalf in. It was pretty clear someone wanted a {{scapegoat}}.
30th Jan '18 6:46:47 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In 2014, independent circuit wrestler Brian Blaze was arrested because he looked like a man the police wanted for armed robbery and had borrowed a vehicle similar enough to the one criminal had been using. The case was fairly infamous among pro wrestling fans not only because the police conducted as less than thorough investigation, seemingly trying to get things over with as quickly as possible, but Blaze's lawyer was dismissed by the court, the court the arresting officer, who admitted to not wanting to arrest Blaze based on the "evidence" gathered, had offered to testify on Blaze's behalf in. It was pretty clear someone wanted a {{scapegoat}}.
20th Aug '17 6:32:09 AM SeanMurrayI
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* IN ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', crooks found a doppleganger for Superman, who they used to smear his name by robbing people dressed in the suit. The only difference is that when the crook spoke, his normal accent was a Brooklyn "deese, do'se, and d'ems," like the gangster he was, instead of Superman's perfect mid-Western American accent.

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* IN In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', crooks found a doppleganger for Superman, who they used to smear his name by robbing people dressed in the suit. The only difference is that when the crook spoke, his normal accent was a Brooklyn "deese, do'se, and d'ems," like the gangster he was, instead of Superman's perfect mid-Western American accent.
20th Aug '17 5:42:19 AM shawn_allen
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* IN ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', crooks found a doppleganger for Superman, who they used to smear his name by robbing people dressed in the suit. The only difference is that when the crook spoke, his normal accent was a Brooklyn "deese, do'se, and d'ems," like the gangster he was, instead of Superman's perfect mid-Western American accent.
26th Jul '17 7:50:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* One American man saw a televised report of a dangerous criminal who just happened to look a lot like himself. [[GenreSavvy Wanting to avoid this trope]], he went to the police himself to explain that he was ''not'' the criminal at large. After confirming his identity, the police thanked him for clearing any potential confusion... then ran a background check on him on a whim, to find that [[StupidCrooks he was wanted for other, unrelated crimes, and arrested him anyway]].

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* One American man saw a televised report of a dangerous criminal who just happened to look a lot like himself. [[GenreSavvy Wanting to avoid this trope]], trope, he went to the police himself to explain that he was ''not'' the criminal at large. After confirming his identity, the police thanked him for clearing any potential confusion... then ran a background check on him on a whim, to find that [[StupidCrooks he was wanted for other, unrelated crimes, and arrested him anyway]].
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