DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – What looked like a makeshift carnival game on the side of the road turned out to be an elaborate effort to steal your money.
Dayton police say two brothers, James and Jason Locke, stole coats and other items from the Love’s Travel Center in Dayton then set up a game of chance at the Shell Station at Main and Stewart streets Friday afternoon.
An off duty police officer was first to report the carnival game after he recognized the stolen coats.
Police say they would convince someone to pay to play the game, but the player would not win a prize. The prize you supposedly would win depended on how much money you paid them.
Police say the brothers admitted to setting up their carnival game from Florida to Ohio.
The Lockes are under arrest and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.