LSU fans upset over people getting into Tiger Stadium without tickets

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:24pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:58pm

LSU fans are outraged someone allegedly paid gate marshalls to get into LSU football games without tickets.

"They should have to be like everyone else and pay for a ticket," Bryce Benzine, LSU Fan, said. "It's just not fair to people who paid all the money again to get into these games."

LSU Police arrested four people after anonymous tipster gave them the heads up that people were getting into the stadium during games without tickets.

"Part of that tip advised they were basically paying off game marshals to get into the stadium without tickets," Capt. Cory Lalonde, with the LSUPD, said.

During the Florida game investigators watched the area the tipster said people were getting into the game.

"They did observe one of the persons that was identified in the tip approaching a game marshall receiving two event staff wrist bands for an exchange of cash," Lalonde said.

Lalonde said in a release: "LSU Investigators observed Casey McKenzie receive two Event Staff wristbands from a Gate Marshall, James Oglethorpe, 34, in exchange for cash.
Casey McKenzie was also seen handing Gate Captain Judy Wilson, 59, an envelope, which was later determined to contain cash. He was also seen entering the stadium with four other people, none having presented tickets. Upon further investigation it was determined that Casey McKenzie had given one of the wristbands to Caleb McKenzie."

James Oglethorpe, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for Theft (over $500) and was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Casey Adam McKenzie, 33, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for Theft (over $500) and an Outstanding Traffic Warrant from BRPD. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Judy Wilson, 59, of Denham Springs, was arrested for Theft (under $500) and was issued a misdemeanor summons.

Caleb A. McKenzie, 27, of Brusly, was arrested for Theft (under $500) and was issued a misdemeanor summons.
Benzene said the whole situation was infuriating.

"It's not fair I mean I've worked for LSU and I've got event passes but that's because I've worked all day. Even to hand them out to somebody who hasn't worked or who hasn't paid for their ticket it's just not fair. "

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