Saturday, April 19, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Man accused of posing as music exec at Jay Z show

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:41 a.m. HST, Dec 24, 2013

DALLAS » A Dallas man might not have 99 problems but being accused of pretending to be somebody else in order to get into a Jay Z concert is definitely one.

John Henry Johnson has been charged with criminal trespass and failure to identify after police say he tried to pass himself off as an Italian music executive.

Dallas police say Johnson used counterfeit backstage credentials on Saturday to get into American Airlines Center, where Jay Z was performing in concert.

Johnson's pass said he was a Universal Music Group Italy executive named "Gian Carlo Donatelli."

But a security guard became suspicious and called police.

The 45-year-old Johnson is free on bond. Court records show he has previously been convicted of theft and burglary.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
CaraKF wrote:
Too cheap to buy the ticket and backstage pass, so sad.
on December 24,2013 | 04:07AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Now he can pretend to be an innocent man in prison.
on December 24,2013 | 11:14AM
Hawaii5OhOh wrote:
How come a security guard in Dallas can spot a phony music exec at a JayZ concert, and UH administrators just give $200,000 to a phony concert promoter for a Stevie Wonder concert? We should fire the UH administrators and hire the security guard to run UH. At least he questions and checks things out.
on December 24,2013 | 11:26AM
Breaking News