On Saturday, Robert Durst — millionaire real estate heir, subject of HBO’s true crime miniseries The Jinx, and alleged murderer — was arrested in New Orleans. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, no relation, remains at large. The Associated Press, however, isn’t so sure about that. According to a report that went out Monday evening over a California broadcast wire:
A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state — on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.
After media blogger Jim Romenesko pointed out their mistake, the AP issued a classic correction statement:
In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.
Sadly, they still got it wrong — Fred Durst is still the frontman of Limp Bizkit. But yes, whatever crimes against music and/or good taste one might accuse him of, Fred Durst is definitely not a murderer.