Stupid Scalper Tricks

A New York City man with a rap sheet described as an inch thick will spend eight months cooling his heels in a Connecticut jail after being busted with counterfeit concert tickets and $470 cash.

Clark Bell might consider himself lucky though; prosecutors reportedly agreed to reduce a felony charge that he’d elbowed a campus police officer in the face in the incident outside Ives Concert Park near Western Connecticut State University July 24th.

Police spied Bell outside the 5,000-seat venue selling counterfeit ducats to a String Cheese Incident concert and took chase on foot, catching up with him a quarter-mile away and using pepper spray to subdue him, according to The News-Times of Danbury, Conn. About 10 tickets that Bell discarded in the chase were recovered by police.

A public defender told the paper that his client was already on probation for “doing the same thing in New York.”

Bell got concurrent sentences of eight months for interfering with a police officer and six months for fifth-degree larceny.