Unsuspecting Utahns flooded with calls after prank posts about Justin Bieber tickets

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 19:58:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Several Uthans were left scratching their heads after getting numerous calls Friday morning asking if they were still selling tickets to Justin Bieber's concert this weekend.

Patrick Simmons works at Smiths and wouldn't call himself a Belieber.

"Never seen a concert of his, never bought any of his tickets," Simmons said.

Considering it’s April Fools' Day, he thought it was one of his two sons playing a prank.

"I reached out to both of them," he said. "They both said, 'That's funny as heck, but it wasn't me. Wish I would've thought of it.'"

Simmons isn't the only victim. Apparently numerous people in Utah were the targets of a prank in which someone or a group of people created online classified posts advertising Bieber tickets for sale, but then listed the phone numbers of unsuspecting people.

Jordan High School senior Josh Morris started getting calls and texts in class. He immediately assumed it was one of his buddies.

"I’m like, 'Yes you did, don't lie to me!' And they're like, 'Seriously I have no idea," Morris said.

As much as they want to, Morris said none of his buddies have taken credit.

"Somebody out there is a genius," he said. "They got me. I want to find out who it is really bad."

There is at least one person taking responsibility for this funny business. Right away, Alan Reinoso thought it might be his prank-playing colleague, Sean Siggard.

"I look at my phone: it says 80 messages,” Reinoso said.

"I prank him almost every day, so I needed to top it," Siggard said. "I usually put his shoe in the ceiling or change his screen saver all the time."

"It’s pretty funny now, but at the time it was not," Reinoso said.

Apparently, it's not too late for Siggard to say he's sorry.