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Dave Chappelle surprises a couple with free seats to his stand-up show after they were scammed out of $500 thanks to a Craig'slist ploy

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 2/15/2019 Brian Marks For Dailymail.com
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It's always best to buy tickets from reputable dealers, lest they turn out to be fakes.

That's unfortunately what happened to a couple from Charlotte, North Carolina, who got scammed out of tickets to see Dave Chappelle perform on Thursday.

But when he heard about the deception, the 45-year-old comedian arrived with a fresh set of Valentine's Day tickets for the unsuspecting fans. 

a group of people sitting at a table: Good Samaritan: When Dave Chappelle, 45, heard about a couple who allegedly lost $500 on a ticket scam, he arrived with a fresh set of Valentine's Day tickets for the unsuspecting fans © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Good Samaritan: When Dave Chappelle, 45, heard about a couple who allegedly lost $500 on a ticket scam, he arrived with a fresh set of Valentine's Day tickets for the unsuspecting fans

Deidra and Eddie Dickens planned to see the Chappelle's Show star when he performed a stand-up show at Charlotte's Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

The tickets had already sold out by the time Dickens started looking, but she was able to find a set of four on Craigslist for $500.

Her husband Eddie often needs a wheelchair to get around in public, so the aisle seats were ideal for him, and the extra pair would allow them to invite another couple.

Deidra claims to have paid the $500 via Apple Pay, but the tickets never materialized and the seller ended all communication after receiving the money. 

a group of people sitting at a table: Surprise visit: After Chappelle's team saw the report, they contacted the station and arranged to get new tickets for the swindled couple © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Surprise visit: After Chappelle's team saw the report, they contacted the station and arranged to get new tickets for the swindled couple

The Dickenses filed a police report and a credit card fraud report, and even contacted the local news station, though they chose to remain anonymous out of embarrassment.

After Chappelle's team saw the report, they contacted the station and arranged to get new tickets for the swindled couple.

What they didn't mention was that the comedian would be delivering them in person to his starstruck fans.

'Holy moly. Dave Chappelle handing us tickets to the show,' said Deidra. 'I cannot even describe how I’m feeling right now.'

a man standing next to a sign: Easy deed: 'It felt good, it felt like I just got to make something that was wrong right, and it didn't hurt me or cost me anything to do it, so I'm just happy it worked out,' he told WBTV; pictured in Toronto in September © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Easy deed: 'It felt good, it felt like I just got to make something that was wrong right, and it didn't hurt me or cost me anything to do it, so I'm just happy it worked out,' he told WBTV; pictured in Toronto in September

'I'm just glad it worked out, and I'm happy you guys get to come to the show,' he told the overjoyed fans. 

Dave paused to shake each person's hand and even took a seat to chat with them for a few minutes.

'It felt good, it felt like I just got to make something that was wrong right, and it didn't hurt me or cost me anything to do it, so I'm just happy it worked out,' he told WBTV

'Always get your tickets from reliable sources, and take any opportunity that's presented to you to be kind, especially with something this easy to do.'

The A Star Is Born actor won a Best Comedy Album Grammy award at Sunday's ceremony for his Netflix specials The Age Of Spin and Deep In The Heart Of Texas.

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