Samantha, where are you? Your soldier boyfriend, evidently deployed in Afghanistan, wants to marry you. He's proposed, Samantha. But we know you didn't get his phone message, because Diane Potts, a 44-year-old mother of three did. And she's certain she doesn't have a beau in Afghanistan who wants to marry her.
According to British media reports, Potts came home last Thursday in the northen English city of Gateshead, checked her answering machine and heard this:
"I love you so much, I love you with all my heart and I was going to ask you, don‚Äôt answer, obviously you can‚Äôt answer, but will you marry me?"
"I could tell he was speaking from a phone booth, the line was quite crackly. I was shocked, and had to listen to it again before the message sunk in," Potts told the Daily Mail. "I think he probably dialed incorrectly, and that his girlfriend‚Äôs number is similar to mine."
Unless Samantha or the soldier come forth after reports of the call were splashed across the British press Wednesday, it could be awhile before the soldier can make his pitch again.
"He said he would not be able to ring for another month, and would not be home for another three months," Potts told the Daily Mail.
In the 90-second message, the soldier also talks about losing a comrade in recent fighting.
"One of my guys has just been blown up, so I feel sad, I really feel sad," he says on the tape.
Samantha is also apparently pregnant.
"I can‚Äôt wait until you give birth to my baby, my little soldier," the soldier says. "I will do everything in my heart and I will try my hardest to fight to protect you."
Then he's back to the fight.
"I've got to go back out here now. I love you with all my heart, don't ever forget that, I love you, all right Samantha, I love you, bye, bye," the phone message ends.
Potts says she hopes Samantha and the soldier connect soon, according to reports.
"I e-mailed the media to see if anybody could pick it up and do something about," she told Sky News Online.
"He had a regional accent, but we're not sure if he lives up here, so it's great to get coverage and find her.
"We just really want to find her."