Gun Store Owner Tells Fox & Friends How He Thwarted Sacha Baron Cohen Prank: ‘He Just Looked Stupid’


Sacha Baron Cohen has fooled a host of prominent current and former politicians — such as; Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Sarah Palin, and Joe Walsh — into appearing on his new Showtime series Who is America? But one gun store owner in Riverside, CA totally wasn’t buying what the comedian was selling.

Thursday on Fox & Friends, Norris Sweidan described the incident — in which Cohen was purportedly filming a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant looking to purchase a gun. But the gun store proprietor claims Cohen wasn’t even close to convincing with his act.

“When he walked in [with] that disguise, he just looked stupid,” Sweidan said. “Tight plants, big boots, that beard, a dumb-looking hat. He didn’t say much. He just kind of…he wouldn’t make eye contact with me…He kept looking at the producers. Soon as I kept trying to make eye contact with him, I was like, ‘Yeah, you’re Borat.’ And as soon as I said that…he took off.”

Sweidan’s account of his run-in with Cohen makes it hard to fathom how anyone could fall for the comedian’s gimmick.

“He wouldn’t make eye contact with me,” Sweidan said. “He wouldn’t. His accent was off. It just didn’t make any sense. And you could see in the video, I’m looking around like, ‘Okay, this is a joke.’ I said, ‘You got to get the hell out of here.'”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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