Thursday 5 May 2005 3.10pm
I've just been accosted by him near Grange Road
. He was waving keys and shouting into a mobile. He asked me if I spoke English and then told me his car had broken down, his wife was in labour and he needed £3 to put in the parking meter so that he could run to Guys. He told me I could have his keys, his watch, in fact anything I liked if I would just help him out. Although I was tempted to ask for his shirt, sadly I had no money to offer.
I would guess he is in his sixties, but obviously still has the power to pull a lovely young wife if she's having his baby.
I think the sunshine must have drawn him out of his winter hiding place.