Two Fans Snuck Past Security And Stole $25K Seats At The Super Bowl (Photos)
Now this is what you call the American dream.
Irish NFL fans Paul McEvoy and Richard Whelan traveled to Arizona to watch the Super Bowl, but they did so without tickets.
Not willing to pay the ridiculous prices set by scalpers, and with nothing but a wing and a prayer, both of the men decided to take a risk.
Whalen told The Independent,
Our game plan was to be super confident. We just thought if we pretend we belong there, nobody will question us. Between one layer of security and another we just walked in behind these 20 first aid workers, straight up to the front door and hid in behind them.
Their risk paid off, too. McEvoy and Whelan were able to bypass security without using any extravagant strategy.
Instead, they opted to simply walk while looking at their phone, a trick any teenager who snuck in a movie will tell you is the oldest in the book. Whelan said,
Paul was looking at his phone, pretending to text me, as if we had just popped out to look at an email we got or something. We walked past another security guard that just wasn't paying attention. We could see the field then, the stadium and the atmosphere was insane... I remember looking at Paul's face, we just couldn't believe we got in.
Richard snapped proof of their coup and posted it to Instagram.
They were also able to grab a selfie with Super Bowl legend Lawyer Milloy, whom they were able to meet after sneaking into even better seats in the fourth row. The coveted seats were previously occupied by performers who didn't need to return to the seats after halftime.