Not Cool, Dude: Toronto Man Accused of Selling Fake Hip Tickets

In an apparent attempt to be branded as One of the Most Awful People in Canada, a Toronto man has been arrested and charged with selling fake Tragically Hip tickets through a post on Kijiji. Durham Police, following up on a tip from a Scarborough woman, set up a meeting with the seller. When the guy showed up, he ran and cops gave chase.

Coleman Ward has been charged with fraud under $5,000, escaping custody, resisting arrest and possession of proceeds of crime.

Durham Police released this statement: “Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant when purchasing venue tickets from non-authorized vendors or the Internet. There is no guarantee that the tickets are legitimate as they can be duplicated and sold as genuine.”

(Via Toronto Star)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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