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Authorities allege two Easton men used an old employee ID to sneak into the PPL Center for Wednesday's Chris Brown concert.

The head of security at the PPL Center told police that Tavis Simmons, a former employee, had used his old employee identification to get into the arena and bypass security, according to court records. Neither he nor Corrde L. Roberson had tickets for the show, according to police.

Security detained the two men, who were taken into custody by Allentown police working the show.

Tickets for Wednesday night's concert cost $117 each.

District Judge Michael D'Amore arraigned both men, of Spring Garden Street in Easton, on a single misdemeanor count of theft of services. They were released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Simmons was also arraigned on single counts of simple assault and harassment in connection to an unrelated incident that occurred Sept. 9 in a West Linden Street apartment.

Allentown police were dispatched to the 1100 block of West Linden Street shortly before midnight to investigate a disturbance call.

When officers arrived at the apartment, they found a victim with his hand wrapped in a kitchen towel after reportedly being cut with a kitchen knife. Police said he sustained two cuts to his left hand, according to records.

Police said the uncooperative victim didn't want to reveal who stabbed him, but a witness told officers that the victim told her Simmons allegedly stabbed him. The 29-year-old was gone by the time police arrived, so an arrest warrant was issued.

Simmons was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. Both men are scheduled for preliminary hearings on Oct. 9.