Lout told police he was Jason Bourne before stripping and swearing at officers

A drunk bloke claimed he was fictitious character Jason Bourne before taking his top off and launching a swearing tirade at police officers.

Paul Stephens pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and was fined £40 at Teesside Magistrates' Court this week.

The 42-year-old, of Middlesbrough's Park Road North, was out getting drunk in Durham City when the odd incident occurred on September 10.

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Teesside Live reports that police were called to a “drunken man staggering in the road” at around 4.15pm.

But when he was approached, he claimed to be the action hero played by actor Matt Damon in the Hollywood blockbuster Bourne franchise.

The drunk bloke started to swear at the officers who tried to engage with him.

However, a spokesman said, the “defendant started to swear, telling him his name was Jason Bourne.”

The swearing and shouting continued, as he took his top off and began to talk about his tattoos, before throwing his top and jacket over a barrier and demanding police get it for him.

They didn't – so he got it back himself.

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David Dedman, defending, said his client has a history of using drugs and alcohol. He said it is an on-going battle with alcohol, one he was losing on this occasion. He added: "He pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.”

The prosecutor said that the defendant has a "lengthy record" of previous convictions, and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £16 on top of the £40 fine.

The Bourne franchise, which is based off the books written by Robert Ludlum, has five films in total, none of which feature Paul Stephens playing the iconic lead character Jason Bourne.

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