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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MLB: LAPD arrests 132 in Dodger tailgate crackdown

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Police have arrested more than 100 fans in a crackdown on tailgating before the Los Angeles Dodgers' home opener.

Capt. William Murphy says 132 people were arrested Tuesday, mostly for drinking in public. A few more were arrested for ticket scalping and illegal vending, and more than 50 traffic and parking citations were handed out.

Stadium security guards also told people to put away the sandwiches and head into the stadium to watch the game. The Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5.

Tailgating is a tradition in many sports venues but they're banned in the Dodger Stadium parking lot with or without booze.

Fans say security guards used to turn a blind eye unless fans became drunk or disruptive but the team wanted a crackdown.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com