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Bethesda lawyer gets wrapped up in Chipotle PR promotion

The door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar/AP File photo)

The door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar/AP File photo)

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a “wrong number” phone call. Fewer of us, I’m guessing, have been on the receiving end of a “wrong number” text.

But only one person in Maryland has been on the wrong end of 300 texts from people who really, really, really want a free burrito.

Henry D. Levine is a Washington, D.C. telecommunications lawyer and a Montgomery County resident. His cell phone number also happens to be one digit less than the “888-222” Chipotle had customers text Monday for a free burrito after the chain closed all of its restaurants to discuss food-safety issues with employee.

Which is why Levine’s phone was filled with texts Monday from unknown numbers with a one-word message: “raincheck.”

Levine, to his credit, responded to most of the texts informing people they had the wrong number. He also contacted Chipotle to make them aware of the problem — but not before taking care of some business, according to The Washington Post:

“The first thing I did was get my free burrito, because I don’t dislike burritos,” said Levine, explaining that soon after he learned what was going on, he dialed the correct number to participate in the promotion.

In this season of political theater, at least we can all agree on burritos.

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