Good Samaritan helps out Garth Brooks fan who fell victim to ticket scam

Posted at 3:53 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 18:55:10-04

After seeing 41 Action News’ Monday story about Jennifer Wheeler’s Garth Brooks ticket debacle, multiple viewers stepped up with offers to help get Wheeler to a show.

Wheeler thought she had purchased tickets through Sprint Center’s website for the Friday, May 5th Garth Brooks concert. But when she discovered other people sitting in the seats she paid more than $400 for, she knew something had gone wrong.

Ed Lammers sent 41 Action News an email offering Wheeler two tickets for this Friday’s Garth Brooks show that he intended to sell.

Our cameras caught the moment Lammers gave those tickets to Wheeler.

Wheeler said she did not expect this to happen when she first talked with 41 Action News.

“I’d just hoped my story got out to educate other people just to be aware but never in my life did I think somebody would just give me tickets,” said Wheeler.

Lammers said he was nearly brought to tears when learning about Wheeler’s issue at the Sprint Center.

“She really wanted to go, I know that. She wanted to go more than I did so,” said Lammers. “[41 Action News] told that story of her losing, losing what? $400? So, [I thought] let me go help somebody out here.”

Wheeler says, because of the hurdles to see her favorite country artists this time around, Friday’s show will be unforgettable.

“I just cant thank Ed enough for what he’s done for me and the kindness of his heart, bless his heart,” said Wheeler. “This is a big city but it’s really got a small town value. This is the one concert that will always remain in my memory because of the struggle but then the joy at the end, so yea, I’m going to Garth! Here I come, Garth!”