Comedian Dave Chappelle hand delivered tickets to a couple from North Carolina who were cheated hundreds of dollars trying to buy tickets for his show on Craigslist.
The comedian saw the affiliate of the CBS affiliate WBTV on Wednesday on a woman who paid a $ 500 Craigslist "seller" for four tickets to the Chappelle show in Charlotte, just to never hear the person again after sending money. Chappelle's team reached the station to connect with the woman, because she had asked not to be identified in the segment because she was embarrassed to be a victim of fraud.
Coordinating with Chappelle on Thursday, WBTV told the woman, Deidra Dickens and her husband, Eddie, that an anonymous audience had donated four tickets to the comedy show that night for the couple and two friends. It was also said that the donor would pay for dinner at the Omni Charlotte Hotel before the show.
That night, accompanied by the cameras of the station, Chappelle surprised the couple during the meal by personally delivering the tickets himself.
"Always get your tickets from reliable sources," he said, before introducing himself and speaking briefly with Dickenses and their friends.
The comedian, who just won his second Grammy for best comic album, told WBTV he was happy to help
"I felt good," said the comedian. "I felt like I had to do something that was not good."
In an e-mail to BuzzFeed News on Friday, Deidra Dickens said that the gesture of the comedian made "a very special Valentine's Day" and that she and her husband "are still happy to meet Dave and watch the show . "
Deidra Dickens told the station Wednesday that her husband loves Chappelle and wanted to give him tic Kets to the Valentine's show, but when he heard that the comedian will be performing in Charlotte, all of the club tickets were sold out.
He said he decided to check Craigslist on Monday to see if someone was reselling tickets and got an ad for four seats along at the end of a row ̵
"They were one to four, so those would have been great because I could put my husband in the first place at the end of a corridor and that kind of good stuff," he said.
Since the tickets were sold together, Deidra Dickens has planned to invite another couple to go with her and her husband. He then contacted the seller, who claimed to be able to provide proof of purchase of tickets and sell them to her for $ 500, which he quickly sent via Apple Pay. He never received any news from the seller
. Dickens also told WBTV that he alerted his credit card company to fraudulent charges and filed a police report to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department.