Susan Finkelstein’s trial opened yesterday in Bucks County. Finkelstein, you remember, was arrested last October for allegedly offering sex in exchange for World Series tickets, first on Craigslist, and then to an undercover police officer at a Bensalem restaurant.
According to police, Finkelstein emailed topless photos of herself to an officer posing as a john on the Internet, then self-identified as a whore and offered sex and anal sex to undercover Officer Michael Brady at Manny Brown’s (no word if the restaurant choice was related to the proposed transaction).
For a second ticket, she allegedly suggested that Brady and his brother buy her a pack of Double Stuf Oreo Cookies. That’s our interpretation of the testimony, at least.
Oh, and by the way, she needed the second ticket for her husband.
Now, it’s difficult to make a judgment without actually seeing any of the evidence—they jury gets to view the topless photos, so why can’t PhillyNow?
But our initial reaction is that this is no big deal. Disclosure: We also offered sex for World Series tickets complete with a picture of our naked chest but didn’t get so much as a single response, not even from the police.
What makes Finkelstein so special? Come on, you guys. To be honest, we don't even need Phillies tickets in return. Maybe Bon Jovi tickets. Or you could just buy us a six-pack and call it even. Anyone?