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.

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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.