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Question of the Day
Denisse later emailed the photos to Ms. White.
“He brought a bear and flowers for my friend,” Denisse said. “He was such a good actor. But half my heart didn’t believe him.”
Denisse then confronted the man while the two were in her car.
“He looked at me, said I was a very special girl,” she said. “He acted like he was in love with me. He said, ‘I’m sorry, I know I lied to you, but I am a friend of Vince Young.’ He told me all these stories of how Vince Young had authorized him to use his name because he can’t find a woman to love him. He started crying.
“I gave him a hug and said, ‘You lied to me and I never want to see you again.’ He wanted to make sure that I forgave him. I said, ‘I forgive you.’ Then he left. I never saw him again. I just wanted to get him out of my car.”
• A Cleveland woman alleging that she met a Young impostor at a District nightclub and attempted to make a $1,500 donation to Mr. Young’s foundation, but instead wrote a check to “The Pittman Group,” a company supposedly working with the real charity.
• A Maryland woman alleging that a Young impostor that she met at the District’s Lima Lounge has been harassing and threatening her, and that she fears for her physical safety.
• A Philadelphia man alleging that he had been “hanging out” with a Young impostor in local and Philadelphia area bars during the summer. The email included pictures of the man - who is not Mr. Young - and a phone number for the man with a District area code.
• A District man alleging that a Young impostor approached a female friend at Georgetown’s L-2 Lounge and asked her to invest $10,000 in his charitable foundation in exchange for an interest return of 2 percent.
“We had another young woman come forward this morning and tell us that, ‘My gosh, this man is asking for money from me and wants to meet today,’” Ms. White said. “She just saw the news last night.”
“In the beginning, the women [contacting us] did all the legwork,” she said. “All of them came back with the same picture, the sex offender information. I actually talked to [Mr. Pittman] on the phone back in June, with the same phone number all the ladies had for him.
“I told him to stop posing as Vince and that we were on to him. He tried to convince me that I didn’t know what I was talking about and that I had the wrong person.”
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