Ohio teen flies 7,000 miles to China for love, is rejected

After becoming infatuated with a young Chinese woman he met online, an 18-year-old American flew over 7,000 miles to her home in Jiangshan in the Zhejiang province of China. Unfortunately for the teen, it seems she didn’t like him back.

The 18-year-old from Ohio, who Chinese media identified only by his surname, Pratt, admitted to police that he had only been speaking with the woman for less than a year, and that he didn’t even know her real name. But as they say, love knows no international borders, and Pratt promised her he would come to China to visit.

However, the young woman (understandably) may not have taken him seriously, because after he showed up in Jiangshan, he was reportedly told to leave her alone and his mobile phone number was blocked.

Like so many lovelorn poets before him, Pratt dealt with the rejection by going from punch-drunk and in love to just plain drunk. Police found him in a pool of his own vomit, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia steps away from the Xu River. He had also lost all of his money.

After recovering in the hospital, he boarded a plane back home to America, never having met the woman he loved so dearly.

Ah, it’s just like the old love song goes: don’t talk to dudes on the Internet because they are all bat shit and will literally fly 7,000 miles across the globe and show up at your front door unannounced after you only talked like, three times on some message board.

[ Daily Mail ]

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