TAKE THIS: Lakewood police bust group selling a place on line at the DMV

Some will always find a way to make a buck, but police weren’t happy about this one.

Three people were busted by Lakewood police for selling tickets for a place on line.

After the failed reopening, police limited the number of people allowed in, and handed out number cards to each person waiting on line. The cards were linked to the customer’s phone number.

But instead of using the cards for themselves, some allegedly decided to take advantage of the situation by selling those cards to the highest bidder – ranging from $100-$300, police told TLS.

The two women and one man were stopped by police and told to leave the premises.

Police noted that with their assistance, the lines are moving quicker and the DMV employees are beginning to service more people per hour. Instead of approximately 35 people per hour, they are now servicing approximately 65 per hour.


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There are 9 Comments to "TAKE THIS: Lakewood police bust group selling a place on line at the DMV"

  • barry says:

    While I don’t condone this behavior, aren’t they legally entitled to do what they’re doing? Police can’t just stop you cuz you find a loophole, albeit an unethical one. They can obviously make this a rule going forward, but until such time the ticket is theirs to sell.

  • Oh well says:

    What law did they break?

    Line waiting protocols?

  • Millie hopwood-kohr says:

    No that’s not legal that’s called scalping just like entertainment tickets only dmv’s are free.

  • amil zola says:

    Unless those cards specifically say ‘not transferable’ there is no case.

  • Gabe says:

    We no longer live in a capitalist society. Rather it is a socialist society, and we are told how/ where/ when we can make money

  • The Commenter says:

    @Barry – What gives you a right to a sellable spot on the line? If you wait on line you do not own that spot on the line. You get the right to be served. If you step out of line you can’t give your spot to anyone else.

  • JH says:

    They never claimed it was against the law and no one was charged with breaking a law. However, it’s unethical and inconsiderate. Selling your place in line creates an unfair advantage to those who cannot afford to buy their way to the front. If that’s how you behave I said good for LPD and telling them get lost.

    • TheBFG says:

      Are you saying that it’s unethical to sell something that some people can’t afford!?