In "Us and Them" off Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour sings, "Who knows which is which and who is who?" And for employees at a St. Cloud hospital, this question became quite pertinent when a Monticello man claiming to be the Floyd singer-guitarist checked in and ran up charges as much as $100,000 in April.
|David Gilmour's Facebook page; mugshot via St. Cloud Police|
|At left: David Gilmour; at right: Not David Gilmour |
Even in the bustling atmosphere of a large medical facility, it's surprising that 53-year-old Phillip Michael Schaeffer wasn't laughed out of St. Cloud Hospital on April 20 when he arrived, gave the name David Gilmour, and claimed to have no health insurance. It was only after he was treated and released that hospital staff suspected that it would be strange for a 67-year-old English musician who has sold 250 million albums with Pink Floyd would be seeking medical help in central Minnesota.More »