Iowa man arrested at bar with fake ID from movie

Daniel Burleson said he bought the "Superbad" prop replica online, used it to buy vodka

Geoff Herbert
Syracuse Media Group

IOWA CITY — A 20-year-old man in Iowa has been arrested for a “super bad” idea.

WTHR reports Daniel Burleson of Des Moines was arrested for underage drinking in a Iowa City bar. Police said he was carrying a replica of a fake ID that said “McLovin,” similar to the one in the 2007 movie “Superbad," when he was spotted drinking around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Daniel Burleson was arrested for using a fake ID patterned after one in the movie
Daniel Burleson was arrested for using a fake ID patterned after one in the movie "Superbad" to buy alcohol. (Photo/Iowa City Police)

Burleson allegedly admitted to drinking vodka and showed his actual driver’s license, which showed he was not “old enough to party.”

He denied having a fake ID, but police found he was carrying a Hawaii driver’s license with the lone name “McLovin” and a birth date of June 3, 1981 -- identical to the one used by Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Fogell character in the film. He allegedly used the replica to get into the bar.

“My work here is done,” Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the movie, tweeted Wednesday.

The New York Post reports Burleson told cops he ordered the fake ID from

He was charged with public intoxication and possession of a fictitious license, ID card or form. He was released from jail on his own recognizance.

A mugshot released by police shows Burleson grinning.

In “Superbad,” the Fogell character is a high school student who tries to buy alcohol at a convenience store with help from his friends, played by Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. When Fogell gets a fake ID claiming he’s a 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor, a wild night ensues that includes drinking and hijinks with two police officers played by Rogen and Bill Hader.

“McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer?” Cera’s character says in a memorable scene, referencing U2's Bono. “One name? ONE NAME? Who are you? Seal?”

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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