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Police: NJ Men Sold Bogus Tickets Mistakenly Assault Wrong Man

Men Facing Aggravated Assault Charges
Robert Brancaccio (L) and Raymond Sorg are accused of assaulting the wrong person after being sold fraudulent NHL tickets. (credit: Englewood Police Department)

Robert Brancaccio (L) and Raymond Sorg are accused of assaulting the wrong person after being sold fraudulent NHL tickets. (credit: Englewood Police Department)

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Authorities say two northern New Jersey men attacked a teenager they mistakenly believed had sold them fake tickets to an NHL playoff game.

According to Englewood police, Robert Brancaccio of Hillsdale and Raymond Sorg of Ridgefield Park face aggravated assault charges after attacking the 17-year-old victim on Saturday night.

The teen was headed to work when he was attacked and suffered a shoulder injury.

Authorities say the two men responded to a Craigslist ad and bought four New York Rangers tickets for $640. But when they tried to enter Madison Square Garden, they were told their tickets were fraudulent.

When they discovered the same seller, 41-year-old Troy Harrell of the Bronx, hawking more tickets, they arranged another meeting to confront him. But they mistakenly attacked the innocent teen, according to police.

Troy Harrell is accused of selling fraudulent tickets to a Rangers playoff game. (credit: Englewood Police Department)

Troy Harrell is accused of selling fraudulent tickets to a Rangers playoff game. (credit: Englewood Police Department)

Harell faces multiple counts of theft by deception and is being held in Bergen County Jail, according to police.

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