London, Feb 23 : A professional gatecrasher, who sneaked into last year’s Oscars, has been hired to secure this year’s ceremony to fill in any security cracks.
Scott Weiss will keep fellow offenders from getting themselves to a shoulder-rubbing distance with the celebrities at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 48-year-old has also previously managed to break into the gates at the Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards – and got himself snapped with the A-listers.
And now, event chiefs have hired the expert to take care of the security breaches.
"If you dress the part and put on an air that you belong there – and that you don't really have time to be stopped by anyone – people are generally very polite,” the Telegraph quoted Weiss as telling Los Angeles Times.
"People in security don't want to offend big shots. If you look like one, they won't bother you. That's the whole flaw in the system: the human touch," he added.