Alec Baldwin says he got scammed when trying to visit the Statue of Liberty with his family recently.
He bought a ticket that made him take a shuttle bus to New Jersey before boarding a boat that didn’t stop at Liberty Island, where the statue is located, as expected.
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Actor Alec Baldwin is a New York City icon for many.
And yet, he says he got scammed on his very own home turf recently, when trying to visit the Statue of Liberty with his family.
On Monday, Baldwin posted a picture of the offending ticket on Instagram, explaining why it was deceitful.
So, we head to South Ferry. Me and @hilariabaldwin Two sharp, savvy NYers. Kids in tow. We buy the tickets for the “boat tour” of the Statue of Liberty. We are escorted to a shuttle bus. To New Jersey! I kid you not. We paid. Then we read the tickets. NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!!! This is a scam. Take the SI Ferry. It’s the best ride in NY.
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