WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A few dozen people probably won’t get scammed into buying fake tickets to Thursday night’s Bengals game, thanks to a traffic stop on Interstate 74.
Glenn Poindexter, 45, of New York City, and Bruce Suares, 45, of Engelwood, New Jersey, were stopped for a traffic violation Wednesday, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said.
A narcotics dog indicated there might be drugs in the car, so officers searched it and found 60 counterfeit NFL tickets and 20 parking passes, Neil said, along with some drug paraphernalia.
Some tickets were for Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium; others were for Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“If you look at these tickets, they look dead on,” sheriff’s spokesman Mike Robison said. “It is scary how creative and how accurate these tickets look.”
The fake tickets’ face value was more than $8,000. But, according to the sheriff’s office, they likely would’ve gone for more because Thursday night’s game is sold out.
Look I know you hear about these fake ticket schemes every year and anytime you’re thinking about going to a game and someone in your crew suggests scalping tickets everyone always acts like it’s the end of the world becasue of scams like this, but let me ask you a question. Have you ever actually gotten a bunk ticket? Actually, let me take that one step further, has anyone you even know personally ever gotten a bunk ticket? Can’t say I have. I’ve heard stories of friends of friends getting ripped off but if we’re gonna go down that road everyone knows a friend of a friend of a friend who’s “done coke with a movie star” or “fucked a super model” so take that with a grain of salt. Yea that’s shitty we have scumbags running around out there trying to rip off honest NFL fans out of their hard eared money, but just because I’ve heard of shark attacks on the news doesn’t mean I’m not going to get into the ocean (just like waist deep). Besides, what are you doing still scalping tickets? It’s 2015 and I can honestly say I haven’t scalped a ticket in like 2 years, which in Internet years is like a millennium. Face to face exchanges are a thing of past. There a literally thousands of ticket services out there that can get you tickets straight to your inbox in a matter of minutes. Might I recommend the Gametime App? Heard about it this summer and I’ve used it a couple times to perfection. Really easy and a reliable product. I’m not just saying that because they’re paying me for a shout out either. Although if someone affiliated with Gametime wants to flip me a couple bucks for a shout out here and there, I’m certainly not going to say no. I’m all about that paper, son.