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Fake Ticket Incident At String Cheese Show

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A New York man was sentenced to eight months in jail after police caught him selling counterfeit tickets outside the String Cheese Incident-headlined BIG Summer Classic 2005 concert at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, Connecticut, on July 24th.

Western Connecticut State University police charged Clark Bell for selling the fake tickets outside the concert grounds, according to Danbury’s The News-Times. According to police, Bell’s rap sheet measured about an inch thick.

As a police officer approached him, Bell ran. After about one-quarter mile, the officer caught him and subdued him with pepper spray. Officers found 10 tickets that he had thrown as he ran, and about $470 on him.

Bell actually got off easy, as a felony charge for elbowing the officer in the face was reduced at sentencing. Bell’s public defender said his client was on probation for “doing the same thing in New York,” according to the paper.

Bell was sentenced to eight months for interfering with a police officer and six months for fifth-degree larceny, but a judge ordered the jail terms to be served concurrently. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers