Driver picks up wrong ‘Pope Benedict’ at airport

Limousine driver Noah Swayne, assigned to pick up Pope Benedict at Reagan National Airport on the Pontiff’s U.S. visit, accidentally picked up the wrong man – ironically another traveler also named “Pope Benedict.”

“I waited at the baggage area, holding up my ‘Pope Benedict’ sign,” Swayne explained, “and this man approached me and said, ‘I’m Mr. Benedict.’ It was the weirdest thing – turns out his first name is ‘Pope,’ too.”

It wasn’t until they were on the road that Swayne learned his passenger is not the head of the Roman Catholic Church but a Radio Shack store manager from Blawnox.

Pope Benedict XVI -- of the Vatican -- was forced to share a cab from the airport with comedian Carrot Top.