On Tuesday, Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump was sitting down for an interview about the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response when a bearded man approached him “yelling and screaming”.

“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told Page Six. “It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.”

“This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police,” Giuliani added. “He then ran away.”

It was only later that Giuliani realised that it was ace actor-cum-prankster Sacha Baron Cohen.

“I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen,” Giuliani said. “I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”

PEOPLE reached out to Cohen’s rep for a confirmation about the alleged encounter but there has been no response yet.