Police: Man arrested for selling fake parking tickets downtown

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested Friday after selling fake parking tickets at a downtown Nashville parking lot.

According to an affidavit, Antonio Owens admitted to giving patrons parking passes at the Premier Parking lot on 4th Avenue South.

An officer said there was a sign, written on a popcorn bag, posted on the ticket machine that stated, ‘Machine temp out of order, see attendant. Mgt.’

When the officer asked Owens, 46, what he was doing there, Owens replied that he was just passing through when patrons started asking him where to park, the report stated.

Police said Owens had 10 Premier Parking tickets and $101 when they searched him.

Two victims were able to identify him and said they paid Owens $20 for parking tickets.

He was charged with criminal simulation and trespassing. His bond was set at $11,000.


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