The original press release from the AP read: NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state – on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.
Later, a website called jimromenesko.com noticed the mistake and reached out. A correction was then issued: In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.
A spokesman, Paul Colford, later addressed the issue and said the item was “a brief that appeared solely on the California broadcast wire.”
Meanwhile, Twitter has been having a field day with the mistake.
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