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Man Who Tries To Return Woman's Cash Is Reportedly Told: 'I'm Not Into Black Boys'

07/12/2015 21:47 GMT | Updated 07/12/2015 21:59 GMT

A Good Samaritan who tried to return a stranger's money she had dropped on the floor was reportedly told: "Sorry – I'm not into black boys."

Joe Christie said he was going to buy some food when he saw £10 fall from a woman's pocket on Streatham High Road on Saturday.

He said that after he saw the money fall from the woman's pocket, he ran up to her holding the note and she cut him off with the "racist" comment.

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Joe Christie

Following the unpleasant encounter, Christie decided to treat himself to food, courtesy of the presumptuous woman.

He posted a picture - along with a handful of change - to Facebook to explain what had happened.

This is a picture of £7.05p 20 minutes ago i was on Streatham high street in South London.A woman about 3 metres in...

Posted by Joe Christie on Saturday, December 5, 2015

The post has been shared more than 6,000 times and received more than 127,000 'likes'.

Christie said that he chased after the woman, shouting to her "excuse me". Before he could say anything else, she responded: "Sorry, I'm not into black boys", and walked off.

He said that he did not make a scene, but went to buy some food instead.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, the aspiring singer said: "It's not the worst she could have said in terms of the racist aspect of it, adding: "But it was disappointing, because in this day and age you wouldn't expect it in London. She could have just said 'I'm in a hurry'.

"She was flattering herself to say the least, though. She wasn't a hottie, put it that way."

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