Everyone knows and loves Tony Hawk, the professional skateboarder whose name is associated with the beloved sport for kids across the globe. Tony Hawk also became commonplace in every early-2000s household thanks to the video game series that sold over 10.7 million copies.
Despite the success attached to his name, Tony Hawk’s title comes at a hefty price. It seems that more and more often, people refuse to believe Tony Hawk is actually Tony Hawkâfor instance, at the car rental facility.
At rental car agency, can’t find my name on the monitor to find my car, go inside & wait in line. Finally get to the front, agent sees me & says “you really are Tony Hawk”— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) April 14, 2019
Me: um, yes. I was looking for my name outside on the list
Him: “I deleted it because I thought it was fake”
The 50-year-old pro skateboarder waited without a single sign of his car booking before he made his way to the rental office in search of both a vehicle and an explanation. “You really are Tony Hawk,” said a thoroughly embarrassed rental assistant. “I deleted it because I thought it was fake.”