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Teen sells fake World Series tickets to cops and goes to jail – again, Houston cops say

A Georgia teenager is accused of trying to sell fake World Series tickets just before the first game of the series on Tuesday, media outlets report.

He went to jail — and tried it again just hours after he got out, KHOU reported.

On Tuesday, Christopher Cross, 18, walked up to two people outside Minute Maid Park in Houston, offering them three tickets for $400 each, KPRC reported. However, the two “customers” were actually undercover police, the Houston TV station reported.

When police showed the tickets to Houston Astros security personnel, they determined the seats and the sections listed on the tickets don’t exist, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Cross was charged with trademark counterfeiting and released from jail on $100 bond, records show.

About eight hours later, Cross tried selling counterfeit tickets to an undercover homeland security agent for $450 each for the Wednesday night game, KHOU reported. Again, he was caught.

Cross was hauled back to jail and charged with the same crime, court records show. He was still in jail Thursday afternoon, according to jail records.

Kayla Ramsey of Midtown Tickets said buyers should require sellers to meet them at the gate to confirm the tickets are real, according to KTRK.

“Any high-profile event that comes here, there’s a problem with fake tickets,” Ramsey told KTRK.

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Chacour Koop is a Real-Time reporter based in Kansas City. Previously, he reported for the Associated Press, Galveston County Daily News and Daily Herald in Chicago.
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