I wouldn't have tried keepin' Mean Joe out.
Funny, and similar story... My dad's buddy worked security at the Civic Arena here, as well as Heinz Field and PNC Park (less the latter). One Monday night game at Heinz he was working and along comes a seemingly staggering Hank Williams Jr. He wants up to the owners box area and stuff. Dad's buddy asks to see his pass and he has none. He says, "You know who I am?", and my dad's buddy says, "No, and without a pass I don't care who you think you are", and turns him away.
He got to work security for the higher ups at the stadiums/arena which always lead to cool stories. He worked the elevator to Lemieux's owner's box at the Arena, and those were awesome stories. He took me past it once just to see when I was up in corporate boxes nearby. I'd hoped to ride up with him in the elevator, haha.
The Hank Williams Jr. story was the best though.