Two street scalpers were arrested separately over the weekend trying to resell tickets outside of the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, OK before the Thunder game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Undercover police officers busted the two when they tried to scalp tickets Saturday night, April 24, according to KFOR-TV. Click on the video below to see the report.
The resale of tickets for more than 50 cents above face value is prohibited in the state, and one of two reportedly tried to resell a $15 ticket for $200.
Arrested were Texas residents Harry T. Williams, 56, of Fort Worth, and William L. Herring, 48, of Arlington.
The Thunder, formerly the Seattle Supersonics, is playing in its first playoff series since moving to Oklahoma City, and ticket sales have been brisk, especially for Game 6, Friday, April 30, which the Thunder are assured to play back home because the best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. The team has limited sales to four per person, in part to slow down the secondary ticket market from acquiring too many tickets.
Last Updated on April 28, 2010 by By Alfred Branch Jr.
Yeah having a yellow pages ad means you’re not a scalper. Just like being an escort means you’re not a prostitute.
1. the integument of the upper part of the head, usually including the associated subcutaneous structures.
2. a part of this integument with the accompanying hair, severed from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory, as by some North American Indians and others during the colonial and frontier periods in the U.S.
3. any token of victory.
4. the integument on the top of the head of an animal.
5. Informal . a small profit made in quick buying and selling.
–verb (used with object)
6. to cut or tear the scalp from.
7. Informal .
a. to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates
These 2 guys are idiots who tried to sell fake tickets & deserve the jail time. There’s plenty of legit “scalpers” out there reselling real tickets yet why would the news mention that?
someone who scalps counterfeit tickets or someone that comments on an article with a dictionary cut and pasted
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Nice of TicketNews to continue to help legitimize our industry by reinforcing the public’s image of us as “scalpers.”