When Getting Carried Away With Instagram Goes Wrong

Aug 20, 2013 9:30 am

Reality TV dude Jonathan Cheban almost got mugged

The lobster salad at 75 Main in Southampton got Cheban so jazzed, he followed it with a shot of his $500,000 watch.
The lobster salad at 75 Main in Southampton got Cheban so jazzed, he followed it with a shot of his $500,000 watch.
 
This photo is reportedly what led to Cheban's troubles.
This photo is reportedly what led to Cheban's troubles.
 

This morning, the NY Post's Page Six reports that reality TV dude Jonathan Cheban, who is apparently a friend of Kim Kardashian's or something, fought off an attempted mugging in the Hamptons over the weekend after getting carried away on Instagram. First, Cheban tweeted a photo of his delicious-looking lobster salad at 75 Main to his 500,000-plus followers. Then, perhaps feeling giddy from the fresh, tasty shellfish, he snapped a shot of his ultra-luxury Jacob The Jeweler watch. That's when the trouble started, according to the Post.

Cheban captioned his watch close-up, "22 karat's is a bit much for daytime, LOL," which attracted the attention of a nearby would-be mugger. The Post reports that a man soon approached Cheban and began speaking with him before lunging at the watch and trying to steal it. Cheban reportedly fought back despite being pushed to the ground, and a security guard intervened, scaring off the would-be thief, who remains at large. 

So did Cheban learn his lesson? Apparently not, his Instagram feed shows a photo of a garish-looking ice cream sundae from the next day with the caption, "Happy Sunday. In still recovering from last night." 

P.S. An aside to Cheban's "people": Give us a ring and let's arrange an FR Instagram Takeover! That lobster salad shot racked up more than 11,000 likes!

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