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Pickpockets Jailed For Stealing 24 Phones During SLIPKNOT Show

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If you've been to a Slipknot show where the band plays "Spit It Out," you know there is a part where the band asks fans to get down real low and then when the time is right, jump up and down and go crazy. It's a highlight of any Slipknot show, but two pickpockets in UK saw it as an opportunity to steal some phones.

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During a Slipknot gig in Manchester, U.K., last month, two men –  Marius Patriche, 33, and Mihaita Marius Caban, 34 – stole 24 phones, and were later tracked down and arrested.

Caban was grabbed as he was leaving the show, and 14 cellphones were found hidden inside a swimsuit he was wearing under his clothes. He pled guilty to theft and will be spending four months in jail.

Patriche managed to leave the venue but was eventually traced to a nearby hotel after one of one of the stolen cellphones were tracked back to his room (Did he not turn them off first?). Once authorities came into his room, they found a suitcase with 10 stolen phones in it. He will serve eight weeks in jail.

Both pickpockets will also pay a victim surcharge of £122.

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Keep your eyes open at shows for pickpockets, and if you see something, say something.

Here are Slipknot's upcoming dates:

Saturday, May 30, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center [Tickets]
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 New York, NY Madison Square Garden [Tickets]
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron [Tickets]
Friday, June 05, 2020 Montreal, QC Centre Bell [Tickets]
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Monday, June 08, 2020 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre [Tickets]
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena [Tickets]
Friday, June 12, 2020 Memphis, TN FedExForum [Tickets]
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Orlando, FL Amway Center [Tickets]
Monday, June 15, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Monday, June 22, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion [Tickets]
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
Thursday, June 25, 2020 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [Tickets]

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