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No foolin': Illegal vendors charged outside of Def Leppard concert in Cedar Rapids

Men charged with peddling without a license; t-shirts confiscated

A Cedar Rapids Police Officer badge sits on a table before the start of the 42nd Basic Cedar Rapids Regional Police Academy Graduation Ceremony at The Lodge at ushers Ferry in Cedar Rapids on Friday, November 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
A Cedar Rapids Police Officer badge sits on a table before the start of the 42nd Basic Cedar Rapids Regional Police Academy Graduation Ceremony at The Lodge at ushers Ferry in Cedar Rapids on Friday, November 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police were bringin’ on the heartbreak for a group of men trying to sell Def Leppard merchandise outside of their concert Monday night.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said six people were charged with peddling without a license outside of the US Cellular Center. One of the men was charged twice and taken to jail, Buelow said.

The individuals charged were:

- Thomas D. Ingram, 55, of North Port, Fla.

- Thomas J. Keane, 55, of Punta Gorda, Fla.

- Bruce G. Lappen, 58, of Lowell, Mass.

- James J. Quitoni, 49, of Davie, Fla.

- Raymond R. Rourke, 47, of Methuen, Mass.

- Paul C. Simon, 52, of Woodstock, Ga.

Buelow said approximately 120 T-shirts were confiscated.

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