FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A new Fairfield city ordinance going into effect this week will crackdown on the illegal sideshows, making participation even as a spectator a crime.

People who violate the new law could face six months in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Fairfield police said the south part of the city near Cordelia Road in the industrial areas and the mall have been problem spots for sideshows.

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