I am in Laguna Niguel in the evening, say 7 PM, getting out of my car to shop for groceries when he pulls up beside me. He found the perfect sucker since I have been to Italy and had very nice experiences with Italian people. I was not in a big hurry so I struck up a conversation with him. It was a difficult conversation since his English was very limited. After a short time we seemed to get along very well.
He gave me the impression that he wanted to offer me a gift. He went to the back seat and came out with a shopping bag that had 3 very fancy black coats in it and of course the letters EA. After offering them to me there was a difficult period in our conversation in which he seemed to be expecting something from me in return. He said he had an 8 year old son and wanted to present him with an "electronic toy" when he returned to Milano in Italy. He asked for money and said he needed $300. I said I was very short so he suggested we could drive to my bank and get the cash from an ATM machine. I mentioned that I had a lady friend and he said: "Oh, a lady", and went to his backseat and came out with another smaller coat that was tan in color. I said OK but he asked for another hundred dollars. He followed me in his car to the bank where I withdrew $400 from my savings at the ATM machine. He did say that the coats which were all XXL except the lady's which was medium were made with lamb's skin, which seemed very reasonable when I felt them.
They sure seemed really fancy and he gave me a black business card with the word Armani on it and told me he was a clothing designer and his boss was a lady. I had visions of upper crust people and was aware that the Italians and the French are famous for designer clothing.
I told him to follow me back to the super market and I would give him directions to the airport. He acted like he was in a big hurry to catch his flight, so after I gave directions he drove very fast from the parking lot and I noted that the vehicle seemed strange for a rental car. I think it was a black SUV, definitely not too new.
He asked me to remain in contact by writing to him in Milan and I agreed. There is more regarding our conversation but I will leave it for now.