Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Bronx Is Counterfeiting

True dat.

Not satisfied with stealing some attention from the World Series and the Red Sox by dragging out there managerial search as if it's a matter of life and death, Yanks FANS are now stealing money from Sox fans by selling counterfeit World Series tickets in beantown:
Police arrested four New York residents last night before Game 1 and charged them with selling fake World Series tickets and scalping seats for $300 a pair, police and prosecutors said. One of the men -- Jamel Bennett, 31, of Bronx, N.Y. -- allegedly took a swing at officers who approached him and another man about selling bogus tickets at 7 p.m. near Boylston and Hereford streets.

Bennett pleaded not guilty today in Boston Municipal Court to charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, larceny over $250 (stemming from counterfeit tickets), a peddling violation (stemming from counterfeit tickets), occupying the street for resale of tickets, and possession of marijuana.

At the same time, officers also arrested Wendell Baker, 43, of Bronx, N.Y., who pleaded not guilty today to ticket resale by owner, occupying the street for resale of tickets, peddling without a license, and possession of marijuana. Both men were ordered held on $2,500 bail.
I especially enjoy the fact that both men were in possession of weed as well. I think it was Ghandi who once said that nothing goes together quite as well as counterfeiting and weed.

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