Albert Einstein passed away on April 18, 1955, and according to all available records, was never arrested for groping a woman. According to the New York Daily News, a homeless man that bears an uncanny resemblance to the famous German-born physicist, was indeed arrested outside of the New York Port Authority on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
While Einstein’s legacy is intact, the 63-year-old homeless look-alike, Jerry Salerno, will not be winning a Nobel Prize in the near future. The attack, which occurred on Eighth Ave. near 40th St, included forcibly touching an unidentified 30-year-old woman. While the victim had to fight off the Einstein imposter, she was fortunately not injured.
After an officer spotted the woman screaming for help, he was able to place Mr. Salerno under arrest, but not before he resisted. His charges include sexual abuse, resisting arrest, and forcible touching. While no one in this situation actually thought Salerno was Albert Einstein, there have been recent arrests where police confused the arresting party for celebrities.
In August of 2014, TMZ reported that that a man who appeared to be Scott Weiland, the former frontman of the Stone Temple Pilots, was arrested for meth possession and burglary. He spent an entire month in jail, and even convinced police that he was indeed, Scott Weiland. A written statement was even given to TMZ about the arrest.
“The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody…”
Scott then took to Facebook and posted a video of himself stating that he was not in jail for meth possession. The situation was finally sorted out, and Jason Michael Hurley was found to be the man in custody. The only question is if Einstein were still alive, would he take to Facebook or Twitter to announce his innocence?
While Albert Einstein was never arrested for groping, he was a tough husband, according to a report from the Daily Mail. In his attempt to maintain a life full of harmony, he actually came up with a list of rules for his poor wife to follow that he thought would help them stay together. Instead of discussing their issues, Einstein believed his first wife should remain his maid, while expecting no affection.
Somehow, it gets worse. Einstein also wanted her to keep his room clean, make him and bring him three meals a day, do all of his laundry, and pretty much keep the entire house and workspace clean. In addition to the outrageous demands, Einstein also believed his wife should stop talking to him if he requested. In a move that shocked absolutely no one, Einstein’s first wife left him a few months after he made the list, which was probably created in order to encourage her to leave.
Einstein apparently believed that his love of science and physics would shield him from “painful personal emotions” such as love, affection, and companionship. Considering he looks just like him, perhaps Mr. Salerno is a long list relative of Albert Einstein who also clearly does not know how to respect a woman.
While Einstein appeared to have a clean record when he was alive, the FBI apparently had a campaign to arrest him, according to the BBC. FBI director J Edgar Hoover believed for 22 years that Einstein was a political subversive or a Soviet spy. In addition to tapping his phone, they also opened his mail and searched his trash. While Einstein was never brought up on these charges, Hoover and the FBI wasted a large portion of time attempting to tie him to a Soviet espionage ring, which they failed to do.
While Jerry Salerno was arrested for groping a woman and appears to look like Albert Einstein, the real Albert Einstein may have treated his first wife poorly, but was never arrested for such a crime.
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