Someone Once Ordered 178 Pizzas For Bob Dylan In A Prank Gone Wrong

Bob Dylan is a force to be reckoned with. Born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941, Dylan legally changed his name in 1962, per The Washington Post. His music career has spanned more than six decades, and he was even awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 for his deep-rooted impact on storytelling and culture, as per The Nobel Prize. If you've never heard of Bob Dylan nor have had the pleasure of gracing your eardrums with his iconic folk-rock melodies, including classics like "The Times They Are a-Changin'" and "Blowin' in the Wind," then you've either been living on a deserted island or need a better music collection in your rotation (via Rolling Stone).

Those who know Dylan personally or know more about him than his average fanbase know that he is not a fan of foolish games. He's not a prankster by any means, which is why people were scratching their heads when he allegedly ordered a gargantuan amount of pizzas in 2010. 

Here's what happened when someone tried to prank Bob Dylan

Let's take a trip to Amherst, Massachusetts, where the mischief occurred. Bob Dylan was playing a gig at the Mullins Center during his 2010 "Never Ending Tour" when a man who claimed to be a stage crew member with a backstage pass ordered 178 gourmet pizzas from Antonio's, a local pizzeria near the venue. According to Stereogum, the total came out to a whopping $3,900 – probably the largest single order any pizza parlor on the face of the earth has ever seen. The parlor, which typically closes at 2:00 a.m., had its staff stay on-site until 5:30 a.m. the next day to complete the asinine order for the singer-songwriter. Or so they assumed.

The trickster never picked up the pizzas, which led to the police getting involved. As it turned out, he was certainly not a crew member nor had any affiliation with The Bard whatsoever, and he ended up turning himself in, lawyering up, and paying back Antonio's for the failed prank. Sadly, the pizzas ended up in the garbage, Eater reports. As far as Dylan's reaction to the tomfoolery ... well, that detail remains unknown.