One Direction fans mob wrong person in New Zealand
Published Apr 22 2012, 15:57 BST
By Colin Daniels
fans in New Zealand mobbed a radio producer after mistaking him for a member of the band.
Guy Parsons, who is older and taller than the members of One Direction, fooled thousands of teenage girls who had turned up to meet the boyband over the weekend.
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The 23-year-old was wearing a beanie, dark glasses and a scarf. He was chased down the street after leaving an Auckland hotel where he was interviewing the X Factor
While some fans eventually realised he wasn't a member of One Direction when he turned around, others weren't so perceptive.
"I said, 'I've got you, I'm not one of them', but they still wanted photos," Parsons told the Sunday Star Times
, adding that he enjoyed his brief moment of fame.
"I don't think I could do that every day, but for the three minutes I was posing and running away from the girls I liked the attention."
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