While the Phillies play a large role in the City of Brotherly Love, there is such thing as a Phillies fan taking it too far.
On Tuesday, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania overturned an attempted prostitution conviction of former College of Liberal and Professional Studies student Susan Finkelstein, who allegedly offered sex for World Series tickets.
Finkelstein, a 45-year-old Philadelphia resident, was arrested on prostitution charges in 2009, when the Phillies played the New York Yankees for the World Series title.
In 2010, Finkelstein was tried in Bucks County Court where she was acquitted of prostitution charges but convicted of attempted prostitution.
The Superior Court ruled Tuesday that because Finkelstein was cleared of prostitution charges, she could not be convicted for the less-serious charge of attempted prostitution.
Finkelstein had placed a Craiglist advertisement under the title “DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX,” calling herself a “gorgeous tall buxom blonde” and a “desperate blonde” in need of tickets.
She was arrested in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem on Oct. 26, 2009, after undercover police answered her advertisement. The policemen reported receiving topless photos of Finkelstein and offers of sexual favors in exchange for World Series tickets, according to USA Today.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, after garnering national attention in 2009, she was finally granted her wish. A local radio host gave her free tickets to the game.
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