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Scammed ticket buyer turns the tables on scalper with a picture
An Arizona woman who bought, what turned out to be, counterfeit Phoenix Coyotes playoff tickets helped police nab the suspected scalper with a picture of his license plate.
Mari Alfaro discovered the tickets for sale on Craigslist, and after meeting up with the alleged scalper, Mario Cox, she bought them for $200. But, according to a report on KTVK-TV, Alfaro had a funny feeling about the transaction, so before Cox could drive off she snapped a photo of his license plate. See the video below.
"He tried to tell me his girlfriend won the tickets in a contest and was trying to push how real these tickets were," Alfaro told KTVK-TV. Separately, she recently had bought Phoenix Suns playoff tickets off of Craigslist and had no problems.
After being escorted out of Jobing.com Arena because the Coyotes tickets were fakes, Alfaro turned over the picture of the license plate to police, who made the arrest. A search of Cox' home allegedly turned up other counterfeit print-at-home tickets, police said.