According to the Iowa Press-Citizen, 20-year-old Daniel Burleson was arrested after police saw him drinking in a bar and confirmed he was under the age of 21.
After taking him outside, the paper reports, police say they asked to see the fake ID he used, only to discover it was a fake Hawaiian ID with the name “McLovin,” inspired by the fake ID used by Christopher Mintz-Plasse in Rogen’s 2007 comedy “Superbad.”
Judging by Burleson’s mugshot, he was quite amused by the entire ordeal.
A few days after Burleson’s arrest, Seth Rogen himself caught wind of the story and made an official statement :
My work here is done. https://t.co/OxlR08Re8u
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 16, 2019
For those of you who have never seen or heard of “Superbad,” it follows three high school friends played by Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Mintz-Plasse on a wild party night just before they graduate from high school. Mintz-Plasse’s character ends up befriending two local cops (Rogen and Bill Hader) who pretend not to recognize that his “McLovin” ID is fake, though his story doesn’t end with his being arrested.