April 27th, 2007 - A Concord, New Hampshire man's phone keeps ringing at random hours with people looking for Brad Pitt. But 77-year-old Richard Perkins doesn't know the movie star and has only seen one film with the 43-year-old actor.
Someone posted the retired teachers' home phone number in a Web site chat room and claimed it was contact information for Pitt. For the last six days, Perkins' phone keeps ringing at times as late as 2 a-m.
"I thought it was my daughter calling me," Perkins told the Concord Monitor. "I thought she was saying 'Dad? Dad? Dad?' and I thought there was something wrong with the line. Then I realized she was saying 'Brad.' "
A frustrated Perkins disconnected his phone once, but firefighters - summoned by Perkins's Life Alert system - burst into his home to find him sitting peacefully in the living room.
They "weren't too pleased," Perkins told the newspaper.
Perkins says he doesn't want to change his phone number because he's afraid he'll forget his new one.
We decided to give Mr. Perkins a call and gauge his reaction to a typical call asking for Brad Pitt. Here's what he had to say.