A mugshot shared by Humberside Police has gone viral because social media users are obsessing over the 23-year-old criminal’s obscenely long, thick neck.
Police posted Harrison Davies’s mugshot on Facebook on Thursday 30th January – three days after his sentencing – with the following information:
“A 23-year-old man has been jailed for two years after he defrauded an elderly family member out thousands of pounds and lied to police. Harrison Davies, of Stanley Street, Grimsby was sentenced at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Monday, 27 January.”
According to the police report, Davies used a 79-year-old victim’s bank cards to fraudulently order items from a variety of different companies online. During the course of the investigation, police uncovered that Davies also completed a Humberside Police online complaint form, posing as the victim. He texted the investigating officer and stated that he no longer wanted to pursue the case.
Detective Sergeant Ian Potter from Humberside Police said:
“Davies’ actions were absolutely deplorable. He preyed on a vulnerable victim, stealing money from her to spend on himself.
“I want to thank the victim for her cooperation throughout the investigative process. Protecting vulnerable people is one of our main priorities and we are committed to bring anyone that targets those members of our community to justice.”
The wrongdoer has been sentenced to two years behind bars, which means he’s probably completely unaware that he’s become an overnight internet celebrity, thanks to his chunky, tatted neck.
His mugshot is now doing the rounds on the socials and generating a huge amount of discussion on Humberside Police’s Facebook page, with many users comparing his long, girthy (I had to) neck to that of a giraffe.
One Facebook user wrote:
“You’re having a giraffe…… is what the midwife said to his mam.”
“They’re making a documentary about him on Neckflix, it’s going to be called ‘ long arm of the law catches long neck’ gonna be the best thing on the interneck I reckon 😁”
A third wrote:
“Surprised he was caught. With a neck like that he could have been his own look out.”
Oh, go on then. Here’s another:
“At least he won’t be running on the plains of Africa anymore, the rest of the Giraffes will feel at ease!”
This one’s a tad on the dark side, but the winner in my book:
“I’d say get him hung for his crimes, but his feet would still be on the ground.”
I could literally go on and on; Davies’s mugshot has racked up thousands of comments since Humberside Police posted the image to Facebook on Thursday.
Obviously, the most important part of this story is that this pain in the neck is now behind bars, paying for his crimes.
I’m glad he got it in the neck in the end.
There I go again, sticking my neck out for the sake of a story.
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