WORCESTER - A local teenager is being celebrated as a charity hero after he came to the financial aid of a Nigerian prince.
Thomas McArthur, 14, of Saint Dunstan's Crescent, received an email from the prince Tuesday night from the unsuspicious email address "firstname.lastname@example.org" requesting his assistance in the transfer of £20 million into his bank account, on the understanding he would receive a large amount of the financial transaction.
Always one to leap to the aid of those in need due to his empathetic nature, Mr McArthur ignored the fact that Nigeria is a federal republic and agreed, heroically, to accept this sacrifice in the name of charity.
"I'm always one to help" McArthur clarified speaking to the press, "so when the email arrived in my inbox that said that he was seeking MY assistance in this endeavour I couldn't say no, nor could I betray his trust in keeping the matter confidential until the hollow promise of fame was hovered in front of me."
What a hero.
"I felt so sorry for him given that his father, the King, had recently dieded (sic) and that his bloodsucking siblings were battling over the money. I too have seen the Lion King, and so have an in-depth understanding of African politics, and so maybe am the best suited to this prestigious duty."
(NOTE: Before you rip me to shreds, that was intended to mock) So, Mr McArthur heroically handed over his PIN and banking details to His Highness.
It begs the question, if I were to approach Mr McArthur would he give me his PIN and banking details? Also, does anything interesting happen in Worcester?
The answer to the latter is an emphatic no, the former a little more unclear but I'm still practicing my Nigerian accent nonetheless.