Still looking for Super Bowl tickets? You may be in luck, but you're going to have to work for them. Jason Elia told ESPN 97.5 in Houston that he is giving his tickets to the person who gets him the most Twitter followers. Elia, a television writer who lives in Nashville, spent $8,000 on two tickets to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. He was going to take his football-loving girlfriend to the big game, but his plan went kaput. On November 7, he found out he had bladder cancer. When he told his girlfriend, she dumped him. In an interview with Trending Now, Elia said his girlfriend "could not handle the stress of having a boyfriend with cancer." To make matters worse, Elia was planning to propose to her on Christmas. Perhaps the cruelest twist of fate is that his ex-girlfriend still wanted the Super Bowl tickets. According to Elia, his ex-girlfriend says the tickets are rightfully hers because he bought them with her in mind. Well not only is Elia not giving her the tickets, he also held a contest to get rid of them. Using #WinMyExsSuperBowlTickets, he has gained thousands of followers so far, and he's planning to announce the winner Tuesday. Elia stresses that he's not doing this out of revenge. He says he "wants to give someone the same enjoyment that he thought he was going to get with someone he loved." The good news is that Elia has an 87% chance of survival, and he now has more than 9,600 Twitter followers.
Would you have the nerve to chase a thief who stole your wallet? Linette Kossow of Chicago did. Kossow, a Macy's executive on a business trip, had just boarded a bus in New York. As she looked through her purse for coupons, a man reached over her shoulder, grabbed her wallet, and then took off. He escaped through the back door of the bus. Kossow paused for a second and then left her bag and ran after the robber. The 50-year-old says she kept screaming for help and for someone to call 911. Kossow was soon joined by a security guard and a homeless man. When Kossow caught up to the thief, she grabbed him and said, "God wants you to give me my wallet." But the thief escaped her grip and slipped away again. Kossow and her crew eventually cornered him in an alley, and she got her wallet back. She then hugged the strangers who had helped her and gave them the cash in her wallet as well as a $500 check from her mother. So where did Kossow find the nerve to go up against an assailant? She had recently had her email hacked and her home burglarized and says she was "tired of being a victim." On Twitter, Kossow is being called a hero and "firecracker." Some people are even saying she's awesome and has "a lotta guts." As for the thief, he has been charged with felony theft and is in jail on $100,000 bond.
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