Queens soldier Phillipe Drice is on the hunt for a woman he met in Brooklyn last summer. He’s hoping to reconnect with the woman for Valentine’s Day, so he’s been busy posting flyers throughout New York City asking for the help of anyone who has any information on how he can reconnect with his missed love interest. He’s also offering a $100 reward.
“It’s an incentive,” 57-year-old Drice told the New York Daily News. “I’m a businessman. I’m not asking anyone to do anything for free.”
Drice encountered the younger woman, who was eating at the Subway on Jay St. in Brooklyn with a friend, on a summer afternoon.
“She had those looks,” a smitten Drice, reminisced. “Her whole demeanor was so fluid. Her tone of voice. Everything about her gave me an idea of a mermaid in my head.”
As for how he failed to get the woman’s phone number or last name, Drice, who is Haitian, said it had a lot to do with race. His love interest is Caucasian.
“As you can see, it’s a bi-racial thing, and I guess we were both being careful,” Drice said. “I think we were both being overly cautious.”
He resorted to posting flyers with a photo of himself and the woman in the neighborhood after returning to the area for seven months in hopes of seeing her to no avail.
“I LOST A MERMAID IN DOWNTOWN Brooklyn,” the flyer states. “Should YOU REUNITE US FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 2014… You COLLECT A $100 REWARD.”
While he admits that his attempts are way out of the norm, he says he’s desperate.
“It’s worth it to me,” he confessed. “That’s not normal,” Drice fully acknowledged. “That’s an act of total desperation.”
Do you think Drice will get his Valentine’s Day wish?