Man Posts Photo of His $650 World Series Ticket to Instagram, Thief Promptly Steals It
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Though the World Series is now over with the Boston Red Sox having clinched the title yesterday, one Red Sox fan is not quite as happy as he could've been.
Robbie Johnson, a 28-year-old Red Sox fan arrived at Fenway Park in Boston for Game 2 of the series with his sister, only to find that his ticket didn't work.
After visiting guest services, it was revealed that his ticket had already been used.
Johnson soon realized what had happened...
He posted the photo above to his Instagram account a few hours earlier.
As Johnson told Boston 25 News, evidently, a scammer took notice of his post and helped themselves to a fake ticket using the very real ticket number and the barcode that are plainly visible in the photo. You can get more on the story in the video below by Boston 25 News:
It was a tough lesson to learn, for sure, especially given that Johnson had to pay $450 for another ticket just to get into the game he'd already paid $650 to get into. Yikes!
The moral of the story? Don't post photos of your big game tickets on social media.
At least Johnson can say he got to see a Red Sox victory in person in Game 2!
Via Boston 25 News and PetaPixel