Canada's most famous crack-smoking mayor has been relieved of most of his duties but is having trouble leaving controversy behind. A Rob Ford impersonator says he clashed with the Toronto mayor and his brother Doug while taking part in a bus tour of the sites described in the police investigation of Ford, the National Post reports. In a park where his role was to impersonate the mayor drunkenly stumbling out of the woods, the comedian says he was told off first by Doug Ford, then by the mayor's driver before the brothers followed him in a car for around 20 minutes—until he was pulled over by police and accused of stalking Ford's mother, who lives near the park.
"I thought it was kind of ridiculous that Rob Ford, his brother, and his driver are in his Escalade, basically chasing a Rob Ford impersonator in a 1990 Volvo," says the impersonator, who was released without charge and plans to stick to different characters in future. The mayor, meanwhile, launched his annual toy drive yesterday but had to field questions about a photo of him posing with Hells Angels that has appeared on the biker gang's website, reports the CBC. The mayor explained that he had posed for "close to 1,000 pictures" with people at a football game on the weekend. "How am I supposed to know who’s who? Seriously," he told reporters. "I don’t check for people’s credentials and ask for resumés before I take a picture." At the same game, Ford was accused of seat-stealing. (Read more Rob Ford stories.)