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2013-01-08 at 9:00 AM

Man arrested after posting stolen Hip tickets on Kijiji

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THUNDER BAY -- Advertising Tragically Hip concert tickets online led to the arrest of a 42-year-old man. Monday.

The victim of a recent break-and-enter called police on Dec. 27 when he noticed a posting on Kijiji selling the Tragically Hip concert tickets. The listing identified the row and seat number of the tickets, which led the victim to identify them as stolen.

Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service contacted the seller and made arrangements to purchase the tickets.

Two undercover police officers attended a North Court Street address. The ticket seller showed the undercover officers the tickets and was then arrested and taken into custody.

The ticket seller was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and has been released with a future court date.

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dad3192 says:
Don't know what is better..the cops arresting the guy, or the guy being dumb enough to post them on kijiji! Smart like a tree stump.
1/8/2013 10:42:55 AM
blahbaty says:
Don't know whats better the thief who posted the stolen tickets online or the thief that posted on facebook that he robbed a macs.

It's Darwin Awards day in Tbay apparently
1/8/2013 11:56:23 AM
tsb says:
The Darwin awards only apply to people who either die, or injure themselves in a way that prevents them from procreating. The idea being that they were so stupid, they removed themselves from the gene pool.
1/10/2013 2:51:48 PM
rootbear says:
When facebook and youtube were becoming popular you should have seen how many dumb things were posted, especially by employees about their work. Results were usually unfavorable when the boss found out! I see the dumb ones haven't been weeded out yet.
1/8/2013 12:07:30 PM
joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
Another great moment in CANADIAN HISTORY...
1/8/2013 12:15:36 PM
outsider9 says:
awesome, what a dumb criminal.....police must just laugh
1/8/2013 12:22:40 PM
TheFloyd says:
This story and yesterday's "Facebook Arrest" regarding the moron who advertised robbing a Macs have provided some much-appreciated entertainment.

TBNewswatch: Please continue to bring us a collection of Thunder Bay's dumbest criminals. :-)
1/8/2013 1:58:47 PM
conker2012 says:
Looks like we need an officer surfing social media and online sales websites for all the stolen property that has disapeared over the last couple years.
1/8/2013 2:25:39 PM
Tom Sanderson says:
It is already being done. Thunder Bay Police have a cyber crime unit and they read every stupid post made on this site. Say something threatening or criminal in nature and you will be getting a visitor. And yes they can get a warrant for your email address and residential address from your internet service provider.
1/8/2013 3:01:41 PM
Dontlistentome says:
Nice try tommy. Fear mongering as usual. Your comment contains about 9% fact from both a legal and IT standpoint. As usual, keep up the great commenting!
1/8/2013 5:44:13 PM
The Wolf says:
Wanna bet on that one Tom?
1/8/2013 5:51:47 PM
ring of fire dude says:
The Police are also monitoring TBay Tel cell service without warrants , from what I heard from a higher up in TBTel .
1/9/2013 9:46:18 AM
dontlistentome says:
...really? A 'higher up" at tbaytel told you that huh? While I don't doubt that some tbaytel staffer told you that I find it impossible to believe the validity of it. I no fan of the Police or the mentality of them either, but there is NO WAY they do this, or that Tbaytel enables it. Like Tom Sanderson above, try getting some substantiated facts first before posting ridiculous and libelous misinformation.
1/9/2013 2:24:57 PM
anotarba says:
The comments that Tbaytel give information to the police are all false. The company would get sued if that was the case>>> Use your head before making comments people... oh yeah did you guys know that World War 3 happened because of tbaytel??? Yeah it's a fact... Give your head a shake.
1/10/2013 10:03:58 AM
Tom Sanderson says:
To those who commented on my original post asking me for answers to all your stupid questions read the article titled 'Strange Case", dated January 14, 2013.
1/14/2013 4:15:59 PM
cariboukid says:
Stupid is as stupid does :)
1/8/2013 2:29:58 PM
nucksfan89 says:
Does the man get his tickets back, or are they now "evidence"... lol.
1/8/2013 5:02:36 PM
MIZ says:
Stupid is as stupid does, why didn't he just rob a Macs like everyone else??at least the police wouldn't have caught him then
1/9/2013 11:56:52 AM
watchful says:
Now that is being dumb
1/9/2013 2:19:20 PM
conker2012 says:
My prediction is youtube will be next. Some dumby will video tape him or herself commiting a crime and post it on youtube.
1/9/2013 2:58:05 PM
stuck? says:
1/10/2013 12:08:43 PM
MAZDA323 says:
The police need a warrant, whether it be with TBayTel or with Shaw. They can't just decide one day that they want to look at someone's, anyone's, internet activity. That would be the same as a phone tap with no warrant. My God, some of you people are just so darn gullible, you'll believe ANYTHING!
1/9/2013 9:18:57 PM
MIZ says:
Im impressed even our police could solve this case
1/12/2013 5:37:44 PM
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