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Slurpy, Possible Rob Ford Doppelganger, Adds Odd Twist To Crack Scandal

05/31/2013 10:26 EDT | Updated 05/31/2013 11:02 EDT
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TORONTO, ON - MAY 28 - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to media about MetroLinks at a presser and refuses to answer any questions about the drug scandal at City Hall in Toronto on May 28, 2013 (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

If you thought that the Rob Ford saga couldn't get any weirder, you're wrong.

The National Post visited the apartment where alleged drug dealers may have stashed a video showing Ford smoking crack.

Reporters from the Post weren't able to get too much from the current tenant of the Dixon Rd. apartment but they did reveal that somewhere in suburban Toronto there might just be a Rob Ford doppelganger.

From their story:

In quick succession, the man issues a number of claims: that, while he does not know its current whereabouts, he has viewed the alleged video and believes it to be authentic; that he has seen other more innocuous footage of Mayor Ford “hanging out” in the neighbourhood; that Somali gang members who support the mayor are angry at the video’s sellers; and that he and his friends briefly considered making a fraudulent crack video starring an acquaintance and Rob Ford lookalike nicknamed “Slurpy,” in an attempt to discredit the real thing. Slurpy, who was not available to be interviewed by the Post, apparently opted out of the phoney video plan, ultimately deciding he did not want to become embroiled in the simmering controversy.

Toronto's City Hall watchers latched on to that detail and soon conversations on Twitter revolved around Slurpy, the possible Rob Ford doppelganger.

"The National Post's must-read: man living in apt 1703 says he's seen Ford crack video. #slurpy (you'll get it soon)," tweeted The Star's Robyn Doolittle, one of the reporters who have been instrumental in breaking the Rob Ford story.

"At least this Slurpy angle provides a much-needed injection of dignity into the developing story," wrote City Hall reporter Ed Keenan.

As of Friday morning, Slurpy has inspired a parody account and countless tweets.

Read the best tweets on Slurpy.

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