Gabriel Iglesias

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias narrowly missed being arrested in Arizona. As Iglesias tells it, it wasn't entirely his fault. Iglesias's tour bus got stopped at an immigration checkpoint and while an officer was talking with the bus driver, one of the officer's search dogs started barking. ''Hold on there,'' the officer said. ''Our dog has just informed us that there is something inside this tour bus that is not supposed to be here.'' To which Iglesias's smart-ass driver answered, ''Is that what he said? Goddamn Scooby-Doo.''

Thankfully, the officer let Iglesias and his crew go after frisking everyone on the side of the road. ''If I had been caught, you would have heard about it. Believe me, TMZ would have had it — 'Fluffy doing puffy,''' he laughs. ''The saddest part of that whole situation, being on the side of the road being harassed by immigration, is that other cars are driving past the same checkpoint and I'm being recognized. Not only am I recognizable from almost any angle,'' he says, referring to his plus-size figure, ''I'm touching a bus that has my name and my face to confirm [it].''
Sat., March 2, 7:30 p.m., 2013

 
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