POSTED: October 28, 2009
By KITTY CAPARELLA
So what would you trade for a coupla World Series tickets?
Several hundred bucks? Your dog? Your first-born?
Step right up, Susan Finkelstein, 43, a rabid fan who really loves her Phillies.
Married with children, current Penn grad student in liberal arts and onetime assistant PR director at the University of Pennsylvania, she posted an ad on Craigslist.com: "DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia)
"Diehard Phillies fan - gorgeous tall buxom blonde - in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable - I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!"
Bensalem police were scouring Craigslist looking for illegal activities, like pornography, drug deals and child molesters, when they saw the ad from "Desperate."
Posing as a ticketholder, an undercover cop called Finkelstein in Philadelphia and asked if they could meet in a Bensalem bar Monday night.
At the bar, Finkelstein was willing to engage in various sexual acts in return for a ticket, said Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran.
Then, she asked if the ticketholder had two tickets, and he claimed he did and she was willing to up the sexcapades, according to Harran.
After all, she posted on Facebook that she was "very, very liberal."
"She was overcome with Phillies fever," said her attorney William J. Brennan.
Well, Finkelstein got herself a ticket, but not for the World Series.
She will be receiving a summons via mail at her home on St. Barnards Place near Springfield Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia to appear in Bensalem court on charges of soliciting prostitution and related misdemeanors. No court date is set.
No one answered Daily News calls to her home.
So how long did this sweettalking last?
"It was quick," said Harran. "About as long as it takes Chase Utley to throw somebody out at second base."
And what did the ticketholder look like?
"Probably a cute guy if I was a woman," replied Harran.
But when the cute cop clamped handcuffs on Finkelstein, Harran said, "I guess she realized she's not going to the World Series."
Her Facebook comment after the arrest: "Susan Finkelstein is wondering about the integrity of the police."
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Tags: craigslist, world series, sex, police sting,
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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