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Winnipeg Jets tickets keep getting stolen

Dec 29, 2011, 2:07 PM EST

Winnipeg Jets

According to this Global report, Winnipeg Jets tickets are the hottest ticket in town. And by hot, they don’t mean popular — they mean, “Man, these tickets are so hot, they’re smokin’.”

Winnipeg police say they’ve been investigating several cases of unsuspecting hockey fans buying the highly sought after game tickets, only to find they had been stolen from the real owners and cancelled.

A 21 year old man surrendered to officers at a city precinct Wednesday. He’s facing several charges including four counts fraud under $5000 and possession of goods obtained by crime. He’s been released pending a future court date.

This isn’t the first case involving stolen Jets tickets that Winnipeg police have been forced to investigate. In September, a 28-year-old man was charged with snatching tickets – out of the mail no less – to a pair of preseason games and selling them online.

And for those of you youngsters who didn’t get the reference in the first paragraph, enjoy:

 

  1. abrienza428 - Dec 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    If you steal tickets, why would you sell them online? That would be ridiculously easy to track down.

  2. lsxphotog - Dec 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Haha, that is indeed a problem the Stars don’t have.

  3. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    You have to be stupid to steal them in the first place as you could very easily contact your ticket representative, inform them of the situation & they would have the people sitting in your seats arrestes at the game. It’s an easy problem to correct since every ticket is sold out

  4. klownboy - Dec 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    I guess even thieves are glad the Winnipeg Jets are back.

    http://theklowntimes.net/2011/06/25/the-winnipeg-jets-are-back-finally/

  5. Stiller43 - Dec 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Pavelfitzgerald,

    If you simply sell them face to face somewhere for cash, the people being arrested, as you say should happen, would be people just buying tickets from scalpers with no knowledge of them being stolen and no knowledge of the person who sold it to them besides it being a guy outside the arena.

    If youre dumb enough to sell them online, thats a different story. You can easily track down the username who sold them and their ip address and personal info. But sill, as far as the people using the tickets, they still wouldnt be the guilty ones…unless you steal them and use them, which, again…would be dumb.

  6. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Stiller,

    Obviously if the people at the game were not the theives they would not be arrested & they would (most likely) give the cops the online information as that’s where most of these tickets were being sold. Common sense. In no way shape or form did I make mention, or imply that the innocent victem who bought the tickets would be arrested. It’s a lot easier to catch the theif where every seat is sold out in the smallest arena in the NHL

  7. rjmarrella - Dec 29, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Trading places! Well played!

  8. east96st - Dec 30, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    In related news, Columbus police are investigating reports that burglars are breaking into homes and destroying the homes in a fit of rage when all they can find are Blue Jacket tickets. Said one anonymous thief to our news bureau, “We risk going to jail for tickets you can’t give away? Awww, hell no! Man, that just makes you furious!’. Police are advising Columbus season ticket holders to put their tickets in the safe in order to make sure thieves do not destroy their homes in anger. Said one policeman, “It’s bad enough having your home broken in to. Provoking these guys by leaving Jackets tickets out in the open is just asking for trouble”.

    • brucewaynewins - Jan 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      I also heard people are breaking into cars in Columbus and putting Blue Jacket’s ticket’s in people’s cars. Car owners are calling police to complain about the unwanted tickets put in the cars and not the break ins.

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