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Police Crack Down on "Hot" World Series Items

By Ken Kalthoff
|  Monday, Nov 1, 2010  |  Updated 6:48 PM CDT
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Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com

Arlington police say several people have been arrested for selling fake tickets, but there are ways to make sure you don't get taken.

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Police have arrested half a dozen people on suspicion of selling fake World Series tickets or merchandise at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Arlington police said four of the six people who were arrested were selling counterfeit tickets.

"We had victims who had purchased counterfeit tickets from this man come forward, basically, and say, 'That's the man who sold me these counterfeit tickets," said Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Richard.

People gathered around one man Saturday as police handcuffed him.

"Really the only way to ensure that you don't become a victim of this crime is to not buy tickets on the street," Richard said. "Scalping is already illegal in the city of Arlington, so if anybody is selling tickets on the street, they shouldn't be to begin with."

The other two people arrested were found selling counterfeit team merchandise from the trunks of cars in the parking lot, police said.

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