* Hannah Meisel of The Daily Line…
* I asked Hannah for more details, and she provided this loose transcript that she wrote down almost immediately after hanging up with the guy…
*Phone rings, it’s a 312 number, I pick it up.*
Man: Hi, is this Hannah? I might have a scoop you’d be interested in.
Me: “May I ask who this is?”
Man: “I’d like to remain anonymous for now.”
(Guy says he’d like to meet this evening, I say I can’t but maybe tomorrow. He says he’s staying at the Hyatt on Wacker, and maybe we can meet there. I assume he means in the lobby.)
Man: “Should I give you my room number?”
Me: “For my personal safety, no I wouldn’t do that. We can meet in the lobby.”
Man: “Well, I’d certainly like to see you naked at some point tomorrow, but let’s start at the bar.”
Me: “No, sorry this conversation’s over.”
Man: “Hannah, I really think you’re going to be interested in what I have to tell you.”
Me: “What? No, I’m sure no scoop you claim to have is worth getting propositioned for.”
*Honestly, I think it went on a little longer than that because he kept insisting and I was shocked. I hang up.*
After some digging from Hannah and others, it seems that the guy’s phone number was some sort of spoof or burner number. She also says the mention of “Hyatt” was probably a clue this guy was trolling her - since Gov. Pritzker’s family owns the Hyatt Hotel chain.
Ugh. If I ever find out who did this, well, let’s just say that “man” is not safe.
* Hannah gets the last word…