Last week I received a letter from someone asking details about my London mugging. (Details are at the bottom of the page I linked to, if you are curious.) I kind of brushed him (her?) off.
So yesterday I get this:
"I think you are a good writer. I am born 1959 too you know.So I am really interested about the two yoots and your mugging.I have questions about it. please answer them below
1)were your two muggers african american
2)did they steal your cell phone (when you said they scooped up your cell phone and took off running)
3)who was that commuter on his cell phone to the police was that you or another person.I thought they stole your cell phone
4)how much did your cell phone cost the one that the two muggers stole"
"please answer my questions"
I responded, "Who are you and why in the world do you want to know these things?"
Today, this comes back:
"I am a police in London. I am investigating this. so please give me information about it.
1)when a commuter on his cell phone to the cops was that you or another person? I thought the guys stole your cell phone
2) did they steal your cell phone when you said they scooped up your cell phone and took off running
3) how much did the cell phone the muggers stole cost
"please respond back"
In the first mail I quote above, this guy makes it obvious that he's American, and not English at all, let alone "a police in London." Do you see his slip-ups? (UPDATE: I now notice three.)
But why in the world is he so persistently trying to get this information. If it's just morbid curiosity, why not say so? Why come up with the "a London police" lie?
Just got this:
"I am a recent london police. just joined. so please tell me about your mugging incident
"please respond back"
This morning from the Metropolitan Police:
"I can confirm that the matter you originally had contact with Police has been investigated and the investigation is complete.
"No Metropolitan Police Officer or any UK Police officer would use a gmail account in an official capacity or crime investigation, therefore you should report this matter to your local Police in the US as there maybe offences they should be investigating."