Skip to comments.Teen jailed for attacking girls over Harry Potter jibe
Posted on 02/12/2014 12:03:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
A teenager bullied for his resemblance to Harry Potter has been jailed after stabbing one girl in the face and smashing anothers head against a fence after they compared him to the boy wizard.
Ryan Walker, 19, snapped after two girls called him Harry Potter as he walked back to his family flat in Southampton, a court has heard.
The girls, 15-year-old Emma Keeble and 16-year-old Leah Pearce, were sitting outside the flat and touched Walkers shopping bag as he walked past before verbally abusing him and telling him he looked like the fictional character.
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He’s better looking than the Harry Potter actor. Too bad the little angels wouldn’t leave him alone.
Some muggles just never learn.
He has the looks but not the character, of the character that is.
I don’t know, if I were 19 again I would think this wouldn’t be a bad start to breaking the ice, so to speak. Youth is wasted on the young.
They’re just lucky he didn’t use the expectorate petroleum spell on them.
What — no spells?
adult assaults 2 minors.... think he will get the max? In some of those countries you get 15 for murder or three.
I, um... never mind.
If you look at the pictures of the girls, the attack was brutal. But it also appears that these girls had been following him around, taunting him for a while. He needs to be in jail or perhaps a mental institution. But this also should serve as a lesson to kids who pick on other kids that when you push someone to the breaking point, bad things happen.
No, this guy has problems. If he had teased back and said “which one of you is Hermione and which one’s Ginny” or something like that, it would have shut the two girls up.
Well, what would you think of someone who is supposed to be a man (note his age) slamming your face into a fence after calling him “Harry Potter”, who is actually a heroic character in the context of the books about him?
True, but some people are too stupid to think of such witty retorts, I’m guessing this chap is one of them...
I remember reading a few years ago of some schoolgirls who ended up getting stabbed (non-fatally) by a man on the bus who they had been taunting who had severe mental health problems. Naturally, the man was sectioned under the mental health act and as far as I’m aware is still in an institution, where he belongs.
Having said that, I recall the fact that I didn’t have a lot of sympathy for the girls, who were clearly the aggressors and the partial authors of their own misfortune by taunting someone who was clearly a very troubled man, but then again, I suppose they did a public service by making sure it they were the ones who provided the excuse to get him locked up, rather than perhaps some more innocent people who might have ended up getting hurt somewhere down the line...
“You look like Harry Potter!”
“Thanks. Wanna see me work my ‘magic’?”
Yeah, it’s cheesy, but sometimes cheesy works. :)
The girls were 15 and 16
Yes. . .but a 15-16 yr old girl in the UK is about 20-25 yrs old in the real world.
They grow up hard, fast and mean in the UK.
You mean they are corrupted, childhood is robbed and grow up bad and psychologically damaged
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