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Russian IT worker who found worldwide fame as Leonardo DiCaprio lookalike bitten by suspected drug addict-media-3

Pic shows: The bite wounds made by the drug addict during the attack on Roman Brucev A famous Leonardo DiCaprio lookalike has been bitten by a suspected drug addict while helping to restrain him. The bizarre incident happened in the town of Podolsk in north-western Russia’s Moscow Oblast region. Roman Burtsev, 33, became something of a celebrity after the media picked up on his resemblance to the Hollywood superstar. He was interviewed by newspapers and magazines, was invited to work as a model and started getting incitations to VIP Moscow parties. But the doppelganger has now found himself in the headlines again – after getting caught up in the arrest of a suspected drug addict. Mr Burtsev said: “I was on my way to a car parts store when I saw a man who looked like a junkie beating himself against trees and cars. “He walked into a health clinic and I thought I couldn’t just walk away, so I decided to help the clinic staff to calm him down. “He bit me few times. I hope he was not contagious. The doctors there took care of my wounds.” Police arrested the man and took him into custody leaving Mr Burtsev to show off his wounds to journalists. Mr Burtsev claimed that he struggled to find girlfrieds before his resemblance to the Revenant actor was noticed. But all of that has changed and he has even been given his own reality TV show, Romance with DiCaprio. The real DiCaprio claims to have Russian roots, saying two of his grandparents were born in the country. He has expressed an interest in playing Vladimir Putin on screen. (ends)

Russian IT worker who found worldwide fame as Leonardo DiCaprio lookalike bitten by suspected drug addict-media-2
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