PHOENIX (CBS 5) - On the side of Valley Metro Light Rail is a sign which reads there is a "Right Way and a Rong Way" to ride Valley Metro. It's a campaign slogan to keep the light rail safe and clean. It also refers to paying your fare.

[WATCH: People get tickets for no fare on light rail]

Stanley Roberts was on the platform at 24th and Jefferson streets as riders who had not paid the required fare were removed from the train and ticketed. Not paying your fare means you are trespassing, but the kicker is once you are considered a trespasser, you are banned from riding the train for the rest of the day.

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Roberts interviewed some of the people ticketed and heard some pretty interesting answers including one rider who claimed he was new to Phoenix. However, when questioned about when he arrived, the rider said he had been in the Valley for two years.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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(7) comments

Curious George

I have never seen the Light Rail Security officers purchase a ticket before coming on board. How do we go about having them cited for not having a ticket?


How many of them are illegals who think they can break all the laws in the country?

TRUMP supporter

This can't be true, we owe the now generation everything they want.


Lots of disgusting trash on the light rail. They need security 24/7 and get rid of all of the nasty homeless that congregate at the stations.

Jim B

I ride it everyday. You hit the nail on the head....

Jim B

Ticketed, yeah right. Light rail is a joke!!!!


Hey Stanley, I don't consider myself a fan. But I want to tell you that I enjoyed this short, engaging piece. The last part made me laugh! Thanks. I waited until after April Fools Day to post this.

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