The New York Post reports:

Deputies in Texas arrested a kidnapping suspect in the middle of an Iron Maiden concert.

Derrick Roseland, who was sought on aggravated kidnapping charges in Austin, was arrested at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday by deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office after one of his fellow concert-goers posted about the show.

“It was suspected Roseland would be at a concert here in Bexar County after a friend of Roseland’s posted a picture of concert tickets on social media,” the department said in a Facebook post late Sunday.

Detectives from the Austin Police Department spotted the original post for Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls tour — which included an exact seat location for Saturday’s show – and coordinated with the sheriff’s office to let them know that Roseland was expected to be at the concert.

Deputies later went to the seats that were cited on Facebook and arrested Roseland without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Details regarding Roseland’s charges of aggravated kidnapping are unclear. A message seeking comment from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned to the New York Post.

7 Responses

    1. Hey Ray are you from the Pacific NW as well….Stumptown, perhaps?

      I’ll be in GA hopefully with Barrier tix…crossed fingers. Up the Irons!!

    2. I`m about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Good luck on the rail,I`ll be sitting in some pretty goood seats. I dont do the rail to much these days anymore. I did 2 weeks ago for Lynch Mob but it was a pretty mellow crowd. ( I got some cool pics of Lynch Dana. I was directly in front of him, it was awesome. I can send you a few if you like?) Maiden should be a little more brutal with a bay area crowd. Kinda looking forward to seeing Ghost and seeing what the hype is.

  1. So my guess on the scene. Deputies see their suspect at the designated seat, they say, “hey, its frickin’ Maiden,” and decide to check out the show first and then arrest the dude. Rock on deputies, good work.

    1. My first thought when I posted the story was, it would have been funny if he was arrested while, Run To The Hills, was being played. 😉


    2. I hoped the same thing but I bet the buggers yanked before he finished his bloody trooper. Although, yer idea is much better.

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