No, he looks nothing like David Gilmour. You’d have to be comfortably numb to mistake this guy as David Gilmour.
According to Nistler, they then flagged Schaeffer’s chart in case he returned. Four days later, he was back and again intimated that he was Gilmour. This time, he reportedly presented paperwork purporting that he had insurance from Lloyd’s of London. According to police, he told hospital staff that Pink Floyd was touring in Canada — actually their last widespread tour as a band was 1994’s Division Bell dates, including a stop at the Metrodome — and that he was passing through St. Cloud on break for some medical treatment. The nature of his ailment is not detailed in the report.
Still, ER physician Dr. David Covington examined him and Schaeffer even signed an autograph for the son of a hospital employee. But Covington was suspicious of Schaeffer’s accent, which didn’t match what one might expect from Gilmour, according to Nistler.
A police officer who was at the hospital at the time was alerted, and went to confront Schaeffer. At that point, he admitted that he wasn’t Gilmour, and was booked at Stearns County Jail and could be charged with felony theft by swindle. He was released Thursday, and police are gathering evidence to present for possible charges.