Sacha Baron Cohen makes a living by punking people but he recently got punked himself. He went into a gun shop disguised as a Hungarian immigrant who wanted to buy a gun. But the shop owner recognized him immediately and sent Cohen running out of the store.
FOX News reports:
Sacha Baron Cohen called out by gun store owner for trying to trick him for a ‘Who Is America?’ sketch
Sacha Baron Cohen has been making headlines for his pranks on his Showtime series “Who Is America?” However, in February 2017, a gun store owner wasn’t fooled by the actor’s antics.
A Riverside, Calif., gun store, Warrior One Guns & Ammo, agreed to participate in a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant wanting to buy a gun in the United States. But when the store’s owner, Norris Sweidan, finally saw the film’s subject in question, he quickly realized he was getting duped.
The whole event was caught on the store’s surveillance camera.
“He comes in, off the bat you can see in the video I’m looking like, this guy does not look like an Hungarian immigrant. Tight-a– leather pants, a beard, it just didn’t fit,” he told FOX 11. “The moment his words came out of his mouth I was like, ‘this guy is full of s—.”…
“I’m looking at the producer and I’m just like, ‘Am I being fooled right here?’” he said. “And I just kept looking at the guy and I was like, you’re Borat,’” he said, recognizing Cohen from his 2006 film.
Watch the video:
Cohen’s bit may not work anymore. Too many people are onto him.