It smells like he’s cooking up some good firm: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can now brag about becoming a member of the likes of Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Schumer, Prince Harry, Lady Gaga and Cardi B within the unofficial “Viral Superstar Lookalike Corridor of Fame.”
Alabama’s Morgan County Sheriff’s Workplace Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields is a doppelgänger for Johnson — and his rising global fan base has changed into one thing of a “operating joke” over the previous few years.
“I’ve been referred to as The Rock and Vin Diesel’s love baby,” Fields, 37, advised his native information outlet AL.com. “I associate with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It may very well be worse folks, I assume.”
Hey, there are worse issues than being continually in comparison with the 49-year-old “uniter” many Americans would like to see run for president of the US.
The muscle-bound regulation enforcement officer — who clearly shaves his head in the identical fashion as Johnson — has even impressed followers to submit dead-ringer comparisons of himself and the beloved movie star and WWE wrestling icon on TikTok.
A very good sport, Fields is even recognized to bust out the former pro-wrestler’s legendary catchphrase — “Are you able to odor what The Rock is cooking?” — beneath strain from associates, co-workers and and followers.
“I don’t wish to disappoint anyone,” Fields mentioned, and “It’s all a part of getting concerned with the group.”
In truth, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Division just lately posted about one fan encounter on Fb: “This gents just lately bumped into Sgt. Mason and knowledgeable him he wished to fulfill our Deputy that folks say appears to be like like ‘The Rock.’ Sgt. Mason handed that alongside and Lieutenant Fields was pleased to swing by the Hartselle Walmart to see him. Tyler is certainly one of their many arduous employees and it was nice to fulfill him and a few of his coworkers!”
“The blessing was actually for me as a result of he had a spirit that was simply such an ideal individual to fulfill,” Fields mentioned. “He’s the true superstar. All people knew him and cherished him. It was a blessing to me. I’m going attempting to bless another person, and I come out with the blessing of assembly him. I want the precise Rock may meet this child. He’s the hometown hero.”
However this man isn’t simply one other fairly face — Fields is a veteran regulation enforcement officer with 17 years of service beneath his gun belt for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Workplace, the place he labored on the jail, in investigations, as half the particular victims unit and with at-risk children earlier than being sworn in as a Deputy US Marshal, in accordance with his native outlet. He was later promoted to corporal, after which labored his manner up from sergeant to lieutenant over patrol — for which he’s now the tactical and firearms coaching teacher.
On the finish of the day, this public servant desires his adoring public to know he’s not attempting to be any person he’s not.
“I don’t know. It’s flattering, but it surely’s additionally somewhat nerve-racking so far as what others anticipate I assume,” he advised AL.com. “I simply plan on being me. I’ll minimize up. I’m a giant cut-up. If it comes up and any person says that, I’ll play alongside. I actually couldn’t be anyone however me. I’m simply glad I may very well be a part of somebody’s happiness and laughter.”