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Tony Hawks’ latest mistaken identity encounter

It’s as if no one knows who Tony Hawk is.

Tony Hawk has been tweeting about people coming in and *recognizing* them for years.

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But it’s funny because people can’t figure out who he is or where they know him from.

He calls this his “misidentification” encounter.

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TSA agents can’t quite put their finger on that.

TSA Agent (Checking My ID): “Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!” Me: Exactly his: “Well, I wonder what he’s doing these days” Me: this


Twitter: @tonyhawk

The barista has no clue.

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Boy walks up to me while standing in line at a coffee shop in Cancun. Him: My friends say you’re a famous person. is it true? Me: It depends on your definition of fame. Will you show up on Google if I search for your name? Me: Yes Him (typing into the phone): Are you Tony Stark?


Twitter: @tonyhawk

People at the drive-thru “Who?” are like

Pulling up to the drive-thru window, the girl begins to read my command back and pauses to herself: “You’re Tony Hawk?” Me: Yes Him: “Can I tell everyone?” Me: I think him: “Yo, we got Tony Hawk at the window!” A voice came from the kitchen: “Who?”


Twitter: @tonyhawk

From NYC Daily…

In NYC, the man cutting the meat looks on with confusion: “You kicked me out, I thought you were that guy from the movie Ghost” Me: Patrick Swayze? Him: “No, his friend who cheats on him”


Twitter: @tonyhawk

… to Disneyland.

With the kids at Disneyland, waiting in line for churros. Girl in front of me: “You look like Tony Hawks” Me: Really? Him: “Yeah” Me: Is it good? Him, disappointed: “I feel so”


Twitter: @tonyhawk

These “misidentification” encounters are fun every time.

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Boy in restaurant: “Are you famous?” Me: I guess it depends on who you ask him: “Anyone ever tell you you look like Tom Brady?” me never


Twitter: @tonyhawk

So, now that you’re stuck in the past, we have a whole new conversation that’s going viral.

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Tony took a break from posting these interactions because people thought he was fake, but he started posting again in early December:

I’ve avoided sharing “misidentification” stories lately because people think I’m making them up (not true, but I get it), but it just happened: TSA (checking my ticket and ID) ): “Pull down your mask” Me: (pulls down mask) TSA: (Checks ID again): “Haha, good!” Me:


Twitter: @tonyhawk

And here’s the latest conversation in a coffee shop that’s going viral:

This morning at the coffee shop: Girl behind the counter: (not kidding) “Has anyone told you you look like Tony Hawk?” Me: Yes, so much so that I sometimes write about it. Her: Haha, here’s your coffee. Other girl: (bends towards me as I leave): “You really look like her”


Twitter: @tonyhawk

“You look just like him,” indeed.

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Keep posting, bye!

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