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Afro-American teen flies to China to meet girl, almost dies when she rejects him
An 18-year-old teenager from Ohio, known only as “Pratt,” met a girl from China on the Internet and promised to pay her a visit.
“Pratt” turned up in Jiangshan after a 7,000-mile journey. The only problem? The girl didn’t want to see him.
Pratt repeatedly tried to call her, who told him to leave her alone and blocked his number.
After that rejection, Pratt reportedly fell into depression and lots of drinking.
He lost all his money and was found lying next to the Xu River, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia.
“He was unconscious and lying in a pool of his own vomit,” a Cheng Bei Police Station spokesperson was quoted on Qianjiang TV. “It looks as if he might have fallen in the water at some stage as his clothes and shoes were soaked. To be honest he was so inebriated, he could easily have drowned. It was only a short distance to the water.”
Although police managed to find the girl Pratt had come to see, she still did not want to see him despite his near-death experience.
The hotel manager at the hotel where Pratt was staying heard about his hard time and allowed him to stay there for free.
Pratt has since recovered and is, according to a police spokeman, on a plane to Ohio.