Lifestyle & Belief

Celebrity chef in Los Angeles gun stand-off


A picture taken on March 20, 2008 shows British TV chef Gordon Ramsay, chef at "Gordon Ramsay au Trianon", his restaurant outside Paris in Versailles, who was awarded with two stars on March 2, 2009.



Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay momentarily forgot what country he was in, when he was pulled over by a Los Angeles policeman wielding a gun.

Ramsay, 44 was driving on the wrong side of the road in his new Maserati when he was stopped by police.

"For a moment I thought I was back in England and turned down the wrong side of the road," he told British tabloid The Sun.

“The LAPD is suddenly on my a**e with lights flashing. I get out and the cop goes crazy, pulling his gun and shouting 'Get back in the car!' It's half past midnight and I've got no ID on me. He's going bananas thinking I stole the f****** Maserati."

Ramsay said fans from a nearby pizza restaurant recognized him.

He said: "They come out and start going 'Hey, chef Ramsay, we love you!' The cop's like 'Who are you?' I say 'Chef Ramsay' and I have my life back again."

The television chef recently made the news after a dwarf who appeared as a Ramsay double in porn films was found dead in a badgers’ den.

The 35 year-old Percy Foster, who appeared as a Ramsay look-a-like was found by authorities after being partial eaten by badgers in the den in Wales.