Officials tell The Independent that no one has ever successfully breached an MTA machine
No, people didn’t break into an MTA machine to steal Supreme MetroCards
The MTA’s new Supreme-branded MetroCard launched this week at select stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, and the exclusive drop is causing a bit of frenzy for New Yorkers.
According to a report from the website Mass Appeal, potential resellers broke into an MTA machine on Tuesday night to steal the coveted MetroCards. The report cited a Reddit post in a group dedicated to buying and selling Supreme merchandise. The user claimed that a group of hypebeasts successfully broke into a machine at 125th street.
“He and his friends broke open the machine and started gathering shit, and then the MTA guys came in, shut it down, and cleaned it up in 20-ish minutes,” the post reads. “Everyone who was there got like 80 cards.”
But an MTA spokesperson confirmed to The Independent on Wednesday that there have been no reports of any machines being broken into. In fact, officials have never had a report of MetroCard machines ever being breached, MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz said in an email exchange.
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The exclusive cards are currently available for a limited time at stations including Broadway-Lafayette, Queens Plaza, Marcy Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Prince Street, Spring Street, Union Square, and the 125th Street 2/3 train. The cards can be purchased at any value and are being resold on eBay for as much as $1,000.