Tony Hawk Has Been Tweeting All Of His "Mistaken Identity" Encounters For Years, And Yup, It Happened Again

    It seems like no one knows who Tony Hawk is.

    Tony Hawk has been tweeting about people coming up and *recognizing* him for years.

    But it's funny because people can't quite figure out *who he is* or *where they know him from*.

    He calls it his "mistaken identity" encounters.

    Tony looking at his phone as he leans up against NYC map sign post on a sidewalk

    TSA agents can't quite put their finger on him.

    TSA agent (checking my ID): "Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!" Me: exactly Her: "Cool, I wonder what he's up to these days" Me: this

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    Baristas don't have a clue.

    Guy approaches me while standing in line at coffee shop in Cancún. Him: my friend says you are a famous person. Is that true? Me: that depends on your definition of fame Him: will you show up on Google if I search your name? Me: yes Him (typing into phone): you are Tony Stark?

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    The people in drive-thrus are like "who?"

    Pulling up to drive-through window, girl starts to read back my order and stops herself: “you’re Tony Hawk?” me: yes her: “can I tell everyone?” me: I suppose her: “yo, we got Tony Hawk at the window!” voice from kitchen: “Who?”

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    From NYC delis...

    In NYC, guy cutting meat at deli looks up with confusion: “you freaked me out, I thought you were that guy from the movie Ghost” me: Patrick Swayze? him: “No, his friend that betrays him”

    Twitter: @tonyhawk Disneyland.

    At Disneyland with kids, waiting in line for churros. Girl in front of me: “you look like Tony Hawks” me: really? her: “yes” me: Is that good? her, nonplussed: “I guess so”

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    These "mistaken identity" encounters are funny every time.

    guy at restaurant: "you famous?" me: I think that depends on who you ask him: "anyone ever tell you that you look like Tom Brady?" me: never

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    So, now that you're caught up on the past, we have a brand-new interaction that's going viral.

    Tony in a suit speaking onstage

    Tony took a break from posting these interactions because people think he's a fake, but he started posting again in early December:

    I’ve refrained from sharing “mistaken identity” stories lately because people think I’m fabricating them (not true, but I get it), but this just happened: TSA (checking my ticket & ID): “pull down your mask” Me: (pulls down mask) TSA: (checks ID again): “haha, good one!” Me: 🤷🏼‍♂️

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    And here's the latest interaction at a coffee shop that is going viral:

    At coffee shop this morning: Girl behind counter: (not joking) “has anyone told you that you look like Tony Hawk?” Me: yes, so much that I sometimes write about it. Her: haha, here’s your coffee Other girl by exit: (leans toward me as I walk out): “you really do look like him”

    Twitter: @tonyhawk

    "You really do look like him," indeed.

    Keep posting, bye!

    Tony at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the skateboard competition taking photos with his phone