A SCOTTISH woman was surprised when she returned to her flat and found a “junkie” quoting her £80 to go inside.
Lauren Rankine, 20, was heading back to her home in Dundee on Monday when she found a man slumped in the doorway of her block of flats.
The marketing and business student then asked him to move but was shocked when he demanded £80 to get out of the way and allow her past.
She eventually had to ask a work colleague to come and help before the man eventually moved but not before making them ‘pinky promise’ they were in the Seagate area of the city and asking for a cigarette.
Miss Rankine shared her doorway drama on Twitter, posting an image if the man in her doorway which has now had over 3,500 retweets and 9,000 likes.
She captioned the pic: “Can’t get in ma flat cos a junkie has fallen asleep and has quoted me £80 for him to move. Love Dundee.”
Speaking today (Wed), she said: “I was coming home and saw he was passed out and was like, ‘Oh great’.
“When he was asked to move he couldn’t actually understand what was said to him at first, then he said “gees £80 n al move”.
“I wasn’t sure what to do so my work colleague came round as he was just round the corner and asked him to move.”
She continued: “The guy was pretty unresponsive at times but I didn’t just want to step over him at the risk of him moving and my close is tiny inside so if I opened the door he’d fall right onto the steps inside.
“Then we asked him again to move and he made us promise he was on Seagate and then made us pinky promise. Then asked for a cigarette and mumbled a few other things then moved enough for us to be able to get in.
“It was pretty obvious he was completely out of it and a few people have told me they’ve seen him before on their flat closes.”
Fellow users were quick to reply and share experiences they’ve had, similar to the one in Miss Rankine’s tweet.
@jessicapollock9 said: “ Oh my god, they are so annoying! Some lassie was peeing right on the doorstep the other day.”
@SCeanneidigh commented: “Seagate? Used to live there. Junkies gathered at the back, singing in the alleys. Don’t envy you.”
Whilst @Arch991 joked that the 80 quid fee the man had suggested was a “bargain.”