It's a good idea to inform the American Embassy, we did, it'll help them build up a dossier on this disgusting creature.
husband said yes he did have a tooth missing but no signs of injuries.
oh yes..... question for you. Did he have one of his front teeth missing?
He told me that he had fallen down an old stone staircase in the house in Banon that was rented by his friends. He told me that he had gone to the emergency entrance at Sisteron hospital where a dentist was called in to 'sew him up' !
So it seems Amanda that it was around the same weekend!! If you need any help/backing up then let me know.
It's been nice talking to you.I feel just as stupid.....having gone through exactly the same experience when MARK JOHNSON knocked on the door at my B&B on Sunday the 19th of October.
He also told me that he had been given a ride down to Banon in a friend's car and he had picked up their son's rucksack out of the boot when they left.
Stuck with no money, train tickets, glasses, phone or proof of identity he felt that only a British or American citizen would believe his terrible situation & help him out........
I think that he probably though that we were just more gullible !!!!!
Yes he did get a restaurant meal out of me, 120 euros for the train tickets to Lille and the taxi to get from Lille to Nieppe......even sandwiches, a book to read on the train & a pair of (old but repaired) glasses to read the book !!
He wrote to me a couple of time using the same firstname.lastname@example.org address as Sally.
The money never arrived and now he has stopped replying.
I've decided to file a complaint. It's not for the money, I would have tried to help him out if he had told me the truth to start with.
Has has probably given a false name, but I gather that he specialises in British B&B's so let's hope we can stop him before he tries it on again with someone else!!
It is hard not to resist these sort of people, especially when you want to do good.
We were conned by an Englishman near Calais who said that he had run out of petrol and just needed fifteen pounds to get him back to UK. He took our address, but, of course, we never heard from again.
All I can say is we may feel stupid, but at least our consciences are clear.