Gun Store Owner Catches Sacha Baron Cohen in the Act

Angelo Anderson
July 19, 2018

At least it was for one Riverside gun store owner who identified a disguised man who came into his story as actually being actor Sacha Baron Cohen.

I'm like, 'This guy does not look like a Hungarian immigrant.' Tight-ass leather trousers, a beard.

Sweidan claims Cohen walked in and asked to buy a gun.

"I'm listening to his accent, and I'm like, that s-t doesn't sound real", said Sweidan. "And I just kept looking at the guy, and I was like, 'You're Borat'".

"We're talking to the people, they don't wanna give us an answer, we basically told them to get the f-k out", Sweidan told the news station.

According to Fox News, 'Who is America?' debuted to just 315,000 viewers among the key demographic age of 18-49; a total catastrophe for Showtime who have been embroiled in controversy regarding Cohen's content.


"Once I knew it was Borat, we already know his game and his [expletive], so we knew he's here to make a mockery, and of what?" We're well past the early 2000s and the perverse, unknown charms of Da Ali G Show. Gun owners? The gun business? They wrote: "There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about the character of Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D., performed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the Showtime comedy series Who Is America?". In the first episode, Cohen dressed as an Israeli and tricked several pro-Second Amendment politicians into advocating for a "Kinderguardians" program to arm children with guns. Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, even sported a bunny-wrapped gun to make it more kid-friendly.

In Sweidan's mind, there's no doubt what the guy was gunning to do.

Cohen found himself in hot water this week after it was revealed he impersonated a disabled American veteran to land an interview with former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. As soon as Cohen spoke to Sweidan he recognized the comedian and told him he wasn't welcome in the store.

Sweidan went on to call out Cohen, Showtime, and the film crew who came into his store.

"You've got some gun advocate holding a bunny on some gun, if you're a gun advocate, what the f*** are you doing holding a gun with a bunny on it, really?"

When reached by Deadline, Showtime said it had no comment on the report.

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