Man pleads guilty to selling fake Super Bowl tickets

The criminal complaint says police saw Harris selling the tickets in the Minneapolis skyway on Super Bowl Sunday. When they approached him, he tried to flee.

MINNEAPOLIS - A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to selling phony Super Bowl tickets, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Calvin Harris, 49, pleaded guilty on Monday to possessing counterfeit Super Bowl tickets with intent to sell them. The criminal complaint says police saw Harris selling the tickets in the Minneapolis skyway on Super Bowl Sunday. When they approached him, authorities say he tried to flee.

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The county attorney's office says officers detained Harris and recovered 10 counterfeit Super Bowl tickets and about $1,300. Police were able to find the victim and return his $1,300.

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Harris has been sentenced to one year and one day, with credit for 30 days served.

According to the county attorney's office, Harris was convicted of aggravated forgery (counterfeit tickets) in Hennepin County in 2004, and of similar offenses in Texas in 2016; and New York in 2000. He also has arrest records in 14 states for forgery, counterfeit and theft-related charges.