Monday, October 28, 2013

Police: Suspects Sold Counterfeit World Series Tickets to Cardinals Fans

Posted By on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

click to enlarge Police ask for information about this man, suspected of selling counterfeit tickets. - ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN POLICE
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police
  • Police ask for information about this man, suspected of selling counterfeit tickets.

In an effective-yet-stupid move, hawkers for counterfeit World Series tickets in St. Louis are letting their customers snap photos of them as a kind of insurance policy.

Trouble is, that just leaves Cardinals fans with fake tickets, no money and a photo on their phone.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police are asking for information on these two men, who sold counterfeit tickets in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon. Police have received 80 reports of counterfeit tickets and arrested one suspected ticket seller, Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters before Game Three.

Police ask for information about this man, suspected of selling counterfeit tickets. - STLMPD
  • STLMPD
  • Police ask for information about this man, suspected of selling counterfeit tickets.

See also: World Series Tickets Are Wicked Expensive for Red Sox Fans, Still Pricey in St. Louis

"If you're looking for tickets, buying them from someone on the street you don't know probably isn't a good strategy," Dotson says.

Real tickets have a hologram and MLB logo.

Anyone with information about counterfeit tickets or about the two men pictured should call police at 444-5627.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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