Man Fakes Robbery To Get Oprah Tickets

The hottest tickets these days are tickets to Oprah Winfrey’s final season. One man wanted to get tickets for his wife to Oprah’s Farewell Spectacular so badly he faked a robbery claiming he was beaten up and had his Oprah tickets stolen. NBC News reports:

Officers say Robert Spearing allegedly scraped his hands on the sidewalk and used a rock to make a small cut on his forehead, all in hopes of making the ruse more believable.

Spearing first told police he was beaten and robbed by two suspects at Madison and Wood streets but then admitted it was a hoax. He told police he didn’t want his wife to be mad at him. He also told police he believed he could buy tickets outside the United Center. Police charged Spearing with felony disorderly conduct.