Heath Ledgers prankster traced to Scarborough, UK

February 2nd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Tom Cruise

London, Feb 2 (ANI): The sick prankster who has been pretending to be Heath Ledgers grieving dad has been traced to Scarborough, UK.

Friends of the dead star were horrified when a man claiming to be his dad Kim Ledger started calling Hollywood A-listers, including one-on-one chats with superstars like Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

The hoaxer talked to the Mission Impossible star, just hours after 28-year-old Heaths death was announced.

He then asked Travolta to buy him a plane ticket to New York from Australia. However, the Pulp Fiction star sensed that something is wrong and immediately called in detectives.

According to US police sources, two numbers, a landline and mobile, had been tracked down to a dull block of bedsit flats in the Yorkshire seaside resort.

The mobile was said to be registered to a 35-year-old local man.

How would a nobody in that flat have the numbers of two of the worlds biggest film stars? The Sun quoted a police source, as saying.

Investigators are also asking what was his motive. Its bizarre. All roads currently lead to this man. And he may soon get a knock at his door, the source added.

The source revealed that though New York cops are leading the inquiry, North Yorkshire detectives may also be called in. (ANI)

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