Promoter takes refuge in police van
THE back of a police van was the safest place for a promoter in Sydney – after he sold hundreds of tickets to an Ultimate Fighting Championship after-party that never took place.
About 300 angry fight fans say they are at least $ 100 out of pocket and a hotel is chasing thousands of dollars in allegedly unpaid debts.
A New South Wales Police spokeswoman said police found the man near the hotel on Sunday. They did not arrest him but helped him seek refuge in the van from fans for ‘‘ The Official Wolf’s Lair 127 After Party’’.
‘‘ A man was selling tickets legitimately to attend the party for a fight that took place earlier at an event in suburban Homebush. However the fighters chose not to attend the event which upset a number of patrons,’’ she said.
‘‘ Police believe the matter is a civil dispute and no charges are expected to be laid.’’