Green Day bassist MIKE DIRNT was once a wanted man - after a thief impersonated him.

Despite having a solid alibi, it took months for the BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS rocker to convince the police he wasn't guilty.

Dirnt says, "Somebody impersonated me years ago and went home with some girl and stole all her jewellery and credit cards.

"The cops were trying to prosecute me for six months but I had pictures of me at a friend's birthday party and I purchased the keg, which you have to show major ID for in the States."

20/01/2005 17:44