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Man Was Almost Arrested After Changing His Name To Celine Dion

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Man Was Almost Arrested After Changing His Name To Celine Dion

A man was almost arrested when police couldn't believe he'd changed his name to Celine Dion.

Thomas Dodd got a little ahead of himself last Christmas when a little bit worse for wear, as he forked out £89 to legally change his name to that of the Canadian popstar.

And since then, the 31-year-old's life has been a bit of a whirlwind, appearing on dozens of television shows, including an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, who even gifted him $10,000 (£7,200).

But while the 31-year-old has been having a great time off the back of his tipsy venture, the confusion his new name caused during a run-in with the law almost saw him behind bars.

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And it was thanks to Ellen that he was able to wiggle his way off the hook.

Celine Dion, formerly known as Thomas Dodd. Credit: CONTENTbible
Celine Dion, formerly known as Thomas Dodd. Credit: CONTENTbible

Speaking to LADbible, Celine, a digital communications manager, revealed he is currently doing a training course and needed the help of the police when he broke down at the side of the road.

"I was doing my blue light course and the ambulance I was driving broke down in a live lane on the A46," he said.

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"Naturally, the police attended asked for my details. Well, things took a turn. I was one step away from wearing cuffs.

Celine was almost cuffed after breaking down. Credit: CONTENTbible
Celine was almost cuffed after breaking down. Credit: CONTENTbible

"The more I tried to convince the officer of my name, the more p***ed off she was getting with me. Luckily, my Ellen video on YouTube saved me."

Celine said he tried to explain what had happened but he just didn't have the documents to prove it.

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He said: "It was two female officers and they were annoyed as they had been sent out on their lunch break, the last thing they needed was some k**b trying to convince them his name was Celine Dion.

"When I say I was seconds from getting locked up, I'm serious.

He had to show them a video from his interview on the Ellen Show. Credit: CONTENTbible
He had to show them a video from his interview on the Ellen Show. Credit: CONTENTbible

"But once they started watching the Ellen video on my phone, the mood changed and, thankfully, they had a laugh with me."

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But despite the roadside misunderstanding, Celine is still planning to change all his official documents over to his new name.

That is, if he can find someone to do it for him, which has proven tricky.

Credit: EllenTube
Credit: EllenTube

He said: "I'm still in the process of changing what documents I can, however, it would appear changing your documents is far harder than changing your actual name.

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"Solicitors either wanted over £1,200 for the process of changing my official documents or they just wouldn't take me seriously. I mean, who would?!

"If I can, I will, but my training is taking priority with my money at the minute."

He added: "I'm gutted about not having the passport to be honest, if that wasn't worth a free flight upgrade then I don't know what is. I'll keep trying though."

Featured Image Credit: CONTENTbible

Topics: Police, UK News, Music, Funny, Ellen DeGeneres, UK Entertainment, Paramedic, US Entertainment, Ambulance

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