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Sex-for-tix suspect chats with Chio

"Everybody's really supportive," the sex-for-World-Series-tickets suspect said on a Philadelphia radio show this morning.

"Everybody's really supportive," the sex-for-World-Series-tickets suspect said on a Philadelphia radio show this morning.

Since being arrested Tuesday, she's added more than 800 friends on Facebook, Susan Finkelstein told Chio, host of the Wired 96.5 FM morning show.

The 43-year-old assistant public-relations director and her lawyer, William Brennan, scoffed when Chio asked about a report that "you guys are swingers."

"Yo, Chio, me and Susan?" Brennan said.

No, Susan and her husband, Jack.

"I really don't know where they get that from," she said.

"The only swinging she's interested in is Chase Utley swinging that bat," said Brennan, referring to the two home runs the second baseman hit last night, leading the Phillies to 6-1 victory in Game One of the World Series.

That slick answer inspired some whooping in the studio.

"When we go on a crime spree, I'm hiring him," said one of Chio's cohosts.

Chio and his wife might interested in swinging, he joked. "We'll share emails," he said. ". . . I'm about 9,000 pounds. . . . I don't know if you're into fat guys."

Tomorrow, she confirmed, she'll accept World Series tickets from car dealer Gary Barbera, as arranged by the radio show.

"We going to do this thing tomorrow?" Chio asked.

"What thing?" asked the University of Pennsylvania grad student who's on leave from her job at the Wistar Institute.

The ticket thing, he said.

"I was kind of making a joke," she said, perhaps more cautious now about whatever she's agreeing to.

She confirmed that this was just one of many interviews, some with national TV networks today, she'll be doing today.

"How are you enjoying your 15 minutes of fame?" Chio asked.

"Let's just say I'm tolerating it more than enjoying it," she said.

No way will Finkelstein get convicted, Brennan said.

"I will be flabbergasted if the Commonwealth can put 12 people in a jury box" who will declare her guilty, he said.

As he has pointed out before, the Craigslist ad she posted didn't specifically mention sex.

"DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX," it read. "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!"

A Bensalem police officer answered the ad and arranged to meet her in a bar.

Police said she talked of doing sexual favors in exchange for the tickets, which led to her arrest on prostitution and related charges.