As regulars perused handmade jewelry, discounted bedsheets, slightly-worn stuffed animals and other knick-knacks, dozens of Baltimore County police officers swarmed into a bustling Dundalk flea market Saturday morning to bust vendors allegedly selling counterfeit merchandise.
What appeared to be fleece North Face jackets, UGG Boots, DVDs and CDs were seized by officers serving search warrants on 16 vendors at the Plaza Flea Market on Old North Point Boulevard.
Several officers blocked off exits to the market, while others went to specific tables, keeping the vendors from leaving. Over an intercom, authorities announced that the flea market was closing. Shoppers had to show police at the door photo I.D.s to verify they were not among those targeted by the warrants.
My tax dollars at work. Business must be slow for the county cops. Maybe the county should loan some of them to the city