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Police: Suspects Sold Counterfeit World Series Tickets to Cardinals Fans

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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.

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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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9 comments
Jennifer O'Neal
Jennifer O'Neal

I don't care what he looks like, why would you try to buy world series tickets from a random guy on the street anyway? Every year there are stories of people getting ripped off, quit being stupid

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

Whoever would buy tickets from anyone in downtown STL is an idiot, get with the program.

Shannon Hayden
Shannon Hayden

i would never buy a ticket from a pos looking guy like him.

Kristen Linares
Kristen Linares

I'm pretty sure I just saw these guys sitting on gratiot st

Daniel H
Daniel H

When a person is in dire need of sports tickets. He is there. Lurking in the shadows with deals to good to be true.

Umar Lee
Umar Lee

Dude looks like Al Sharpton

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

Look at his face....Who is just looking at those bug eyes and all "lets buy tickets from this one" ?

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