A 35-year-old Clairemont man was pistol whipped and robbed on Saturday at a local hotel after responding to a newspaper advertisement for Super Bowl tickets, said San Diego Police Spokesman Bill Robinson.
The man--hit in the back of the head with a revolver--was treated at the scene, Robinson said.
The victim told police that he contacted by phone a man who called himself Jacob Redloss after reading a classified ad for Super Bowl tickets in a local newspaper.
Over the phone, the man claimed to be an NBC executive and talked about television with the victim while negotiating a price of $850 each for 10 tickets.
The victim then agreed to meet at 11:00 a.m. in Redloss' room at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina to pay the $8,500 for the tickets. The hotel is National Football League headquarters for the Super Bowl.