3 yrs for stolen world cup tix

18/06/2010 at 10:17 4 comments


A special World Cup Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, has sentenced a man to three years in jail for the possession of a couple of dozen stolen 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets.

According to the police, Kunle Benjamin was arrested in Sunnyside, a Pretoria suburb, on Sunday after he was noticed driving erratically. “As the suspect was acting suspiciously police decided to search him and the 30 tickets were discovered,” she was quoted in the media.
“The police investigating officer checked the tickets with a FIFA ticketing office and it was discovered that they were purchased by two men via the Internet, and that their addresses could not be verified and did not link to the arrested suspect.”
Benjamin appeared in the special World Cup court, of which there are 36 all over South Africa and are designed to specifically deal with World Cup related crimes and offenses, on Wednesday. He was charged with possessing stolen property.
As the man was unable to tell the court how he got hold of the tickets, he was sentenced to three years in jail without the option of a fine.

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  • 2. joe barber  |  18/06/2010 at 10:59

    3yrs! apparently stealing WC football tickets is now considered
    a worse crime than manslaughter in Souf Efrica!

    ridiculous.

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  • 3. Carlos Amevor  |  18/06/2010 at 12:39

    Ah, sorry for him.
    Did the police find the stolen ticket?

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