Actor Arrested for Heist He Reenacted on TV
Aaron Defant 'recognized' as real criminal
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The good news: Aaron Defant did a really good job portraying a German jewel thief in a television reenactment of the heist. The bad news: His impersonation got him arrested. Defant was busted last week after a viewer called police to report spotting the "jewel thief"—that would be Defant—in Stuttgart. Defant had appeared in the reenactment, featured on a program about unsolved crimes, more than five weeks prior, the Local reports. "Maybe it’s because the actor looked very similar to the real criminal," says the show's presenter. Police released Defant once he explained the mix-up.

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mlondeaux
Apr 23, 2012 8:52 PM CDT
OMG, I just knew this was going to happen one day. Did the person who turned him in not realize those are RE-ENACTMENTS on those crime shows? Oh well, at least the actor has a good story to tell.
finkster
Apr 23, 2012 12:34 PM CDT
They should have kept him in jail for the acting experience.