Man accused of selling 23 used tickets to Six Flags over Georgia

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:41 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Marlow C. Brown was arrested Saturday after a group that traveled to Six Flags Over Georgia wasn’t admitted with tickets purchased in advance from him, according to an arrest warrant. Brown faces felony theft charges for allegedly selling the tickets, which are worth $1,239.69, according to the warrant. Brown told Austell police he paid someone identified only as “Tony” $510 in cash for the 23 tickets, then sold them for less than $20 each. But the tickets were all worthless, police said, since they had already been used.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:10 AM
Jeff's avatar

This definitely is a contender for story with the most stupid people all around this year.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:39 AM
phoenixphan :-)'s avatar

Give them credit Jeff, at least they went to the park on a day it was open, unlike the group last year that showed up to Great Adventure. I am not sure how you would not notice that the tickets were used, but that is where being an enthusiast I take for granted my better judgement. At least the lesson learned here is even with counterfit tickets you can get entry to your local Six Flags park during the summer of restructuring.


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Thursday, July 2, 2009 5:59 AM

phoenixphan :-) said:
Give them credit Jeff, at least they went to the park on a day it was open, unlike the group last year that showed up to Great Adventure. I am not sure how you would not notice that the tickets were used, but that is where being an enthusiast I take for granted my better judgement. At least the lesson learned here is even with counterfit tickets you can get entry to your local Six Flags park during the summer of restructuring.

I disagree that anyone with bad tickets would be let in
They stood around for 2 hours and the park did not let them in till news person showed up at that point it was a pr move to let them in if it was only 1 family/person I doubt in would have made news or been let in.

I do wonder how many times a day/week this happens
at the parks. When I am searching for tickets to parks ebay or similar sites pop up I would not buy them.
Has anyone had good luck with tickets purchased
like this ?

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 7:30 AM

Working admissions at CP a few years ago, it was somewhat common (like maybe once every couple of days) where you would have a few people show up with bad tickets. Most of them were purchased on Ebay and had either never been activated, were courtesy tickets from a former park employee who had quit/been fired therefore invalidating them, or were otherwise ill obtained.

The lesson to learn here is you should never purchase tickets from anywhere other than a credible source. Instead of saving a few bucks you may end up wasting a lot.


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Thursday, July 2, 2009 10:39 AM

So... he purchased them for about $22 each, and sold them for less than $20 each? His stupidity is punishment enough for him.

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Friday, July 3, 2009 11:16 AM
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^That's what I thought as well. Talk about "America's Dumbest Criminals!"

I like Ebay and have always been happy with my purchases but I would never buy park or concert tickets from there or anywhere similar.

If I don't already have a season pass I will always buy my tickets directly from the park's website (which are usually cheaper) buy them at the gate, or buy them from another credible source, like a grocery story advertising the park. The grocery stores usually sell them discounted as well.

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Friday, July 3, 2009 11:17 AM
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Saturday, July 4, 2009 11:20 AM

I wonder who called the media? If the group honestly thought the tix were legit, it would have been a good pr move for the park to let them in. But, a lot of this story screams "stupid!"

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