There’s a new addition to the celebrity doppelgänger hall of fame and this one sure does rank right at the top.
Social media users were gobsmacked to learn of his presence after the station uploaded a photo of the police officer on their handles, leading to many wondering if he was the real Dwayne Johnson.
The comments sections across different social media platforms are filled with bewildered reactions and puns.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields is known among fans as “Dwayne ‘The Cop’ Johnson” and is often asked for pictures when he is out and about doing his thing.
Fields is famous among the locals but also has a global fan base that has dubbed him as The Rock and Vin Diesel’s “love child”.
“I go along with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It could be worse people, I guess,” Fields, 37, told his local news outlet AL.com.
Fields is not just about looking like Johnson, instead he is also known to bust out the former pro-wrestler’s legendary catchphrase like “Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?” every now and then.
Being mistaken for one of Hollywood’s biggest box office draws and arguably one of the world’s sexiest men alive surely is a compliment for Fields who sees it as “a blessing”.
Fields is a veteran law enforcement officer with 17 years of service for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked at the jail, in investigations, as part the special victims unit and with at-risk kids before being sworn in as a Deputy US Marshal, according to AL.com.
He was later promoted to corporal, and then worked his way up from sergeant to lieutenant over patrol — for which he is now the tactical and firearms training instructor.