Louisiana Man Arrested for LSU vs. Clemson Ticket Theft
One thing is for sure, don't mess with someone's CFP National Championship tickets, especially when LSU is playing!
I know they warned folks quite often about the danger of fraudulent tickets prior to the big game, but it seems this could have been a legit deal, until it wasn't... and when the purchaser got a look at the tickets and realized they weren't what he had agreed to buy. Frankly, being held on $15,000 seems like too small a price for paying with someone's emotions like this.
Here's the full story from Cindy Chadwick on behalf of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office:
A south Louisiana man is accused of overcharging a buyer for tickets to the College National Championship football game, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.
The victim, who is from Shreveport, told Caddo deputies that he purchased a pair of tickets in section 104 of the Mercedes Benz Superdome from Michael Dean Simmons at a cost of $3,654. When he arrived at the game to collect his tickets, Simmons presented him with tickets in section 647. The victim refused the tickets, and Simmons would not refund the money.
An investigation by Det. Jeremy Edward determined the price of one ticket in section 647 for the LSU vs. Clemson game was $525. He obtained an arrest warrant for Simmons for Felony Theft in the amount of $2,604.
Simmons, 37, of Lafayette, turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center today. Bond was set at $15,000.