Skip to comments.Homeless man hailed hero of Manchester bombing stole money and phone (tr)
Posted on 01/03/2018 8:39:14 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
A homeless man who was hailed a hero of the Manchester terror attack stole from victims and took sick photographs of dead people following the atrocity.
Chris Parker, 33, today admitted taking Pauline Healey's purse as her 14-year-old granddaughter Sorrell Leczkowski lay dying just minutes after the atrocity which killed 22 innocent people.
Graphic footage was played at Manchester Crown Court which showed Parker kneeling over bodies, rifling their bags and taking photographs of dead bodies as he made his way through the foyer to try and steal from victims.
Shockingly, he was seen prodding Mrs Healey's body to check if she was still alive before stealing her purse just moments after the attack on May 22.
Parker, who had been sleeping rough nearby that night, later stole a teenage girl's iPhone 6 and used Mrs Healey's bank card to buy food in McDonald's.
Just minutes earlier at least 400 people were injured following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
He had initially been hailed a 'hero' after he described wrapping an injured girl in a T-shirt and cradled a dying woman in his arms.
Well-wishers even raised £50,000 for him after a GoFundMe page was set up.
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Another myth, that of the homeless man with a heart of gold, busted.
"...another myth, that of the homeless man with a heart of gold, busted..."
He’s a homegrown bum from Halifax.
My God. Just think if there hadn’t been widespread CCTV coverage, probably not a lot of witnesses who’d be in a position to testify to what they saw him do.
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