Five men arrested at Six Flags Great Adventure for forging hand stamps

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Police arrested five men and charged them with forging hand stamps to allow people to enter the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park without paying, police reported Monday. Multiple drug charges were also handed out against the four Union men and one Queens man, said Sgt. Thomas Hratko.

Read more from Asbury Park Press.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:32 AM
rollergator's avatar If only they could figure out how to make counterfeit Qbots to avoid the line to get one of those... ;)

bill, thinking those guys MUST have been listening to the Vengaboys... LOL!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:30 PM
Ironic they busted in the one park where the best they could hope for is three coaster rides. Risk arrest for that? Poor choice.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:55 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I find three points interesting:

1. That SF has created a pricing point for an amusement park that makes an attempt to counterfeit seem like a good alternative.

2. That there's still enough interest in the park (and desire to visit) that the idea of counterfeit handstamps seemed like a timeworthy decision.

3. That these guys were busted on drug charges after being pulled over in their vehicle at 4:20pm. :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:24 PM
The cost of the stamps, light, etc. was probably not much less than the admission price. Now their admission went up by 74,950 dollars or so.

Kinda scary though to think if they had managed to get in, you'd have 5 guys with various "dangerous controlled substances" lurking about the park.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:58 PM
SFoGswim's avatar How did they get caught? I know at SFoG, the stamp they usually put on your (left, palm-up) wrist is just a form-less blob.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:02 PM
The Mole's avatar Gonch, I do find that humorous that they got busted at 4:20!

ANYWAY, I worked at an amusement park, and my least favorite place I wored was returns due to the hand stamps. It really is bad, people coming up saying their kids are in the park, and oh wait!, I didn't get a hand stamp! Etc. It was bad. VERY bad.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:42 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar'd have 5 guys with various "dangerous controlled substances" lurking about the park.

Yeah, because those substances are so much more dangerous than the alcohol the park sells. (still need that rolleyes smiley)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:12 PM
kpjb's avatar Dude, drugs are bad because they're illegal. Alcohol is perfectly safe because it's taxed.

Didn't you get your propaganda pamphlet this week? You cut the hair, I figured you'd start conforming. :)

Drugs are bad.... mmmkay?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:04 PM
rollergator's avatar And now....Shapiro has picked up on the idea of "drugs and sex attract more patrons than rollie coasties"...

Here's the proof!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:17 PM
Even I concede that SF would verify the age of people to whom they serve alcohol, which is above the age of any of those 5. One the other hand, if those guys decided to sell their wares, do you think they'd ask for ID? (Sorry little girl, but you're not 21).*** This post was edited by RatherGoodBear 10/24/2006 6:18:35 PM ***
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:27 AM
Sorry little girl, you're high.

...because they'd clearly sell all their 'drugs' to little girls. Maybe they'd sell it to the little girl on the anti-pot commercial, so she'd ride her bike a little less like a maniac in front of the drive through window.

I'm not going to lie... I think a 16 year old who smokes pot is a lot less dangerous to himself and others than a 21 year old angry drunk guy.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:09 AM
Taking action to remove the bad element is a "good" thing folks.

There's only so many ways you can tell someone they cannot come in w/o getting the ACLU involved.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:28 AM
Is it really cheaper to hire a lawyer now than it is to get in Great Adventure! ;)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:19 PM
Depends upon the lawyer................
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:27 PM
^^^^ Unless it severely inhibits one's ability to read. The article mentioned one was in possession of cocaine and ecstasy and another had a dangerous controlled substance (probably means a prescription narcotic of some kind). Why would they need to take crap like that into a park? For pain relief in case the coasters were a little rough and bumpy?

Maybe the new anti-drug commercial should depict some idiots trying to create a phony hand stamp so they could get into a park without paying.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 11:56 PM
Alright, so bringing Cocaine and Ecstacy into a park is a bad idea. I just don't think the cheif reason is because they were going to sell it to a little girl.
Thursday, October 26, 2006 12:06 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Alright, so bringing Cocaine and Ecstacy into a park is a bad idea.

Right? Everybody knows you take what you got before you go into the park. ;)

Otherwise it just gets awkward. With those 5 1/2 hour long Kingda Ka wait times, you're stuck snorting lines off the railing in the queue...Or you have to find a designated smoking area to do bong hits...

It's just a hassle.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 4:24 PM
kpjb's avatar That's why I put all my stuff on Flintstones vitamins. It's really more convenient for everyone.
Thursday, October 26, 2006 4:49 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Ahhh, but see, I have kids. I don't need any nasty mess-ups regarding which Flinstones vitamins are which.

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