Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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April 9, 2014

Deputy Conan strikes again

For the second week in a row, on Monday Johnson County was the scene of a late-night comedy caper by a man impersonating a deputy.

And it was once again caught on video, as audiences across America saw Conan O’Brien, wearing a black cowboy hat and a deputy’s jacket, suggesting to a real deputy that perhaps he should shoot a motorist for not securing the load on his trailer. 

The spree started when O’Brien, host of “Conan” on TBS, brought his live late-night show to Dallas last week. O’Brien and crew took advantage of his proximity to North Texas’s best-kept secret to shoot a video in Cleburne.

The first segment aired March 31 and portrayed O’Brien, dressed as a deputy and accompanied by Sheriff Bob Alford, using his non-existent crime-fighting skills to patrol the mean streets of Cleburne. 

Things went horribly wrong for O’Brien; he was severely beaten while trying to apprehend a man who was a martial-arts master.

This week, the scene of the shtick was Alvarado’s town square. O’Brien interrogated a general store clerk, who failed to recognize him, about some missing box-cutter blades. 

Following up a report of expired chocolate sales at David’s Supermarket, he also conducted surveillance outside the store and scared away several customers. 

In the end, O’Brien connected the dots to an unbelievable crime in the heart of Alvarado.

To catch “the continuing adventures of Deputy Conan, very worst lawman that Johnson County, Texas has ever seen,” check out the video clip at teamcoco.com/video/conan-texas-deputy-part-ii.

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