Scalper robbed of $250 Sting, Paul Simon tickets outside concert

SEATTLE -- A scalper trying to sell a half-dozen tickets for last week's Sting and Paul Simon concert was assaulted and robbed by a man outside KeyArena, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was selling the tickets -- worth $125 each -- around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday near First Avenue North and Harrison Street when a man walked up and asked if he had anything good.

The victim let the man look at a few of the tickets, and the man tried "some sleight of hand" to hide them, according to the report.

When the victim told the man, "Give me the [expletive] things back," the man reportedly reached for his pocket and threatened to shoot the victim.

The victim wasn't convinced, telling the man, "You don't got [expletive]," so the man punched him in the face, knocking off his glasses, according to the report.

The victim later told officers the man took two tickets -- Section 113, Row 21, Seats 7 and 8 -- and ran off into the Seattle Center.

Officers were unable to find the man.

Ed. Note: This article contains no jokes or puns based on the songs of Sting or Paul Simon because the author is under 30 and therefore has no working knowledge of their music.