When 25-year-old Hayley Minn lost her purse on a night out, she was initially thrilled to have it returned to her by a Good Samaritan through the post six weeks later.
However, relief quickly turned to unease for the London-based journalist when she read the enclosed note.
The missive, penned by an anonymous admirer, starts politely enough.
Dear Miss Hayley,
I would like to inform you that I found your precious purse (looks like it) by Liverpool street (sic) station. Might you dropped it and looking for it.
However, it then takes a decidedly intimate turn.
My whole intentions to go inside your purse was to look for your address or anything which can help me to send this thing to you nothing else but I found some naughty stuff as well — don’t need to feel any embracement (sic) honestly I like those people who take extra care lol.
The writer appears to be referring to a condom he found in the wallet.
Abandoning all attempts at subtlety he adds:
Just a piece of advice kindly look after yourself and all your belongings when you go out or allow someone else because you are one of the beautiful person I ever seen (I am sure in real you are more beautiful as compare to your picture).
He finished the note with an impassioned invitation.
Have a good weekend. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require anything or if you think I would be able to do anything for you.
Enjoy every single moment of your life and enjoy as much as you can because you never know what is going to happen next :)
The writer urged Ms Minn to email him.
She has yet to make contact.