Even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did a double take when he found he had a viral doppelganger.
A US police officer bearing an uncanny resemblance to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as left even the star himself doing a double take.
“Oh Sh*t! Wow,” the actor tweeted alongside an image of his lookalike carrying a police uniform.
Johnson, 49, additionally wrote that the pictured cop is “way cooler” than himself, and urged the officer to “stay safe” earlier than saying: “Thank you for your service.”
Photos of Johnson’s mirror picture surfaced on social media a couple of days in the past, with retailers figuring out the officer as Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields of Alabama.
Turns out he’s garnered fairly the next.
“I’ve been called The Rock and Vin Diesel’s love child,” Fields, 37, advised his native information outlet AL.com. “I go along with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It could be worse people, I guess.”
The police officer responded to Johnson’s preliminary tweet with a pleasant, “Thanks brother and cheers,” together with a reference to the film star’s provide to share some Teremana Tequila.
Lieutenant Fields admitted he has even performed alongside along with his eerie resemblance to The Rock. Encouraged by co-workers and buddies, he’s identified to make use of the previous pro-wrestler’s catchphrase: “Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?”
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department really posted about one fan encounter on Facebook, writing, “This gentlemen recently ran into Sgt Mason and informed him he wanted to meet our Deputy that people say looks like ‘The Rock’. Sgt Mason passed that along and Lieutenant Fields was happy to swing by the Hartselle Walmart to see him. Tyler is one of their many hard workers and it was great to meet him and some of his co-workers!”
“The blessing was really for me because he had a spirit that was just such a great person to meet,” Lieutenant Fields stated. “He’s the real celebrity. Everybody knew him and loved him. It was a blessing to me. I go trying to bless someone else, and I come out with the blessing of meeting him. I wish the actual Rock could meet this kid. He’s the hometown hero.”
Lieutenant Fields has been a regulation enforcement officer for 17 years in Morgan County. He’s labored on the jail, in investigations, with at-risk youngsters and within the particular victims unit previous to being a Deputy US Marshal. Then, he was promoted to a corporal, a sergeant and now a lieutenant, and presently works because the tactical and firearms coaching teacher.
Despite his hunky seems to be, the officer is humble at coronary heart, and stated he isn’t making an attempt to be somebody he’s not.
“I don’t know. It’s flattering, but it’s also a little nerve-racking as far as what others expect I guess,” he advised AL.com. “I just plan on being me. I’ll cut up. I’m a big cut-up. If it comes up and somebody says that, I’ll play along. I really couldn’t be anybody but me. I’m just glad I could be part of someone’s happiness and laughter.”
This article initially appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission