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Man accused of trying to sneak into Jay-Z concert by posing as music executive

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Dallas Police say they arrested a man Saturday at a Jay-Z concert after they say he posed as an Italian music executive to try to sneak into the show.

John Henry Johnson, 45, was charged with criminal trespassing.

Police say Johnson was found around 6 p.m. inside the American Airlines Center, where the concert was held, about 30 minutes before doors opened to the public.

A security guard inside approached Johnson and had reasonable doubt about Johnson's identity when Johnson couldn't prove his credentials.

Johnson had reportedly presented a fake concert pass to get into the building, and told the security guard questioning him that his name was Gian Carlo Donatelli and that he worked for Universal Music Group in Italy. 

The security guard called for backup, and Johnson reportedly told another security guard that he'd worked for Universal for 20 years. Johnson also showed an ID card for a North Texas car dealer that had a six-digit number on it, claiming that the number on the card was a valid credential for Universal, and that the name of the dealership attached to the card was a spot for an advertisement.

Johnson was subsequently arrested and charged. He had two people with him at the time, but they were released and were not charged.

Johnson has since posted bond and been released from jail.

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