Lawyer receives hundreds of texts from strangers wanting free Chipotle

Lawyer Receives Hundreds of Texts From Strangers Wanting Free Chipotle
Lawyer Receives Hundreds of Texts From Strangers Wanting Free Chipotle

When Chipotle briefly shuttered its stores nationwide Monday to deal with a bad run of food poisoning, the burrito chain offered its customers some free food by way of apology. All you had to do was text the word "raincheck" to 888-222 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday.

But apparently following directions is hard. More than 200 people in Maryland added an extra "2" to that number, and accidentally texted a lawyer named Hank Levine.

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The first "raincheck" text came in to Levine's cell phone around 9 a.m. Levine told ABC he responded to the unknown number with a question mark. It didn't take long for him to get clued in.

Levine told The Washington Post, "The first thing I did was get my free burrito, because I don't dislike burritos."

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Levine tried to set things straight. He created a Twitter account to get the word out about the mix-up and contacted Chipotle hoping the company would still provide a coupon for people who texted the wrong number.

It turns out his number might not be the only one that was accidentally texted by burrito-hungry customers. A spokesperson with the company told Levine they were investigating "similar situations elswhere."

As for Levine? He'll get a few free meals for his trouble. No word on if they'll charge him extra for guac.

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