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Guy Who Recovered JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Stolen Bike Still Waiting on Those Steelers Tickets (Video)
When Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster reported that his bike had been stolen last week, his teammate Antonio Brown promised two tickets to an upcoming home game to whoever returns it.
RETURN JUJU’S BIKE pic.twitter.com/9absUy9syg
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) October 24, 2017
This week, the guy who actually did return the bike said he’s still waiting on those tickets.
According to John Shumway of KDKA CBS Pittsburgh, the guy, who identified himself only as DJ, bought a bike off some other guy at a pub for $200 last week. However, when he got home, he saw the report about JuJu Smith-Schuster’s stolen bike and immediately recognized it.
“I looked at the bike, and I looked at the TV, and I looked at the bike, and I looked at the TV, and I said, ‘Oh sh*t, that’s the bike I bought,” DJ told Shumway.
DJ then immediately called the police to report that he had the bike. It was only when he went to turn it in that they told him about the reward.
“The police came back to me and said there was a reward, and I said that’s not why I returned it,” DJ recounted. “But when I heard it was tickets to a Steelers’ game, I was like, I wanted them tickets ’cause I’ve never been to a Steelers game in my life.”
At that point, DJ called KDKA to ask how he could claim the reward. They then gave him the telephone number for the Steelers’ front office, and he called and left two messages. However, a week went by and the Steelers never called him back. So DJ called KDKA again, and they jumped all over it.
After making a few calls, somebody in the Steelers communications department finally got back to them and said Antonio Brown would definitely get DJ tickets to one of the Steelers’ remaining home games.
KDKA also talked to Pittsburgh’s famous Primanti Bros., who had offered a week’s worth of sandwiches for the return of JuJu’s bike. According to their head of marketing, they were prepared to make good on that offer.
Take a look at the story from CBS Pittsburgh:
It took a little while, but thanks to some good old-fashioned investigative journalism from KDKA’s John Shumway, DJ got his happy ending.
Hat Tip – [KDKA]