When news broke Sunday morning that accused murderer Robert Durst was arrested just hours before the finale of HBO true crime drama The Jinx, jokesters everywhere erupted with variations of the same hot take: Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was suddenly no longer the worst Durst.
But the Associated Press split no hairs and instead mixed up the two — or, rather, thought they were the same person?
According to reports on Jim Romenesko.com, an AP item came over the California wires on Monday that read, in part: “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.”
Romenesko confirmed the gaffe with the AP. “It was a brief that appeared solely on the California broadcast wire last night,” says AP spokesman Paul Colford.
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 corrected version of the story is below:
Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press
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 real estate heir and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.