Ocean Park Hong Kong, Photo: Facebook, Ocean Park
Ocean Park Hong Kong, Photo: Facebook, Ocean Park

Hong Kong police arrested a 46-year-old man on Tuesday who allegedly sold 26 fake Ocean Park Halloween Fest tickets online for HK$10,500 (US$1,345).

At 8:30pm, officers detained an unemployed man surnamed Chung at Tsim Sha Tsui Mass Transit Railway station in Kowloon and seized four fake tickets he had on him, Apple Daily reported.

Seven victims reported to the police on Tuesday that Ocean Park staff  had refused to let them enter the theme park for the Halloween party as their tickets were counterfeit.

The victims, who did not know one another, had purchased the tickets on the same online platform for half the official price of HK$800 or less. They then received the tickets at the MTR station and paid by cash, Headline Daily reported.

A police inspector said the tickets were of bad quality and produced by a printer.

Chung was arrested for obtaining property by deception.

An Ocean Park spokesman said it would continue to cooperate with police. It urged the public to buy tickets via official channels, such as  the park’s entrance, its official website, and 7-Eleven stores.