Up to his neck in it! Mugshot of jailed thief who stole from his 79-year-old grandmother to buy drugs is likened to a GIRAFFE or DINOSAUR on Facebook
- Harrison Davies, 23, was jailed for two years for stealing £24k from grandmother
- He used her bank cards to order drugs and items online without her knowledge
- After the sentence, Humberside Police posted a mugshot of Davies to Facebook
- But instead of focusing on the crime, users were left distracted by his long neck
A thief who stole from his 79-year-old grandmother to buy drugs has been compared to a giraffe and dinosaur after social media users were left stunned by the length of his neck.
Police released a mugshot of Harrison Davies, 23, after he was jailed for two years for stealing £24,000 from his grandmother and lying to the police.
But rather than commenting on his crimes, social media users were left distracted by the length of his tattooed neck.
Harrison Davies, 23, pictured in a mugshot posted to Facebook by Humberside Police after he was jailed for two years for stealing £24,000 from his grandmother and lying to the police
But rather than commenting on his crimes, social media users were left distracted by the length of Davies’ tattooed neck, with one comparing him to a ‘dinosaur’
Davies was sentenced at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Monday after he pleaded guilty to fraud offences last month.
He used his grandmother’s bank cards to order drugs and items from online companies without her knowledge.
The 23-year-old of Stanley Street, Grimsby, then posed as the victim to fill in an online complaints form about the thefts, before texting the investigating officer to say he no longer wanted officers to pursue the case, for which he was handed a four month sentence for perverting the course of justice, to run concurrently.
But when Humberside Police posted his mugshot on Facebook to give an update on the case, social media users were only focused on his neck.
One wrote: ‘Neck longer than a 12 hour shift.’
Another said: ‘Went in for a neck tattoo and they charged him for a sleeve!!’
A third added: ‘You’re having a giraffe’.
A fourth commented: ‘His neck’s longer than January.’
Other Facebook users also reacted to the post and compared him to a ‘giraffe’, with one adding: ‘Went in for a neck tattoo and they charged him for a sleeve!!’
Davies admitted to a series of fraud and attempted fraud offences and perverting the course of justice.
Michele Stuart-Lofthouse, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Crown Court that Davies made applications for loans or bank accounts in the name of his 78-year-old grandmother and using her details.
Parcels were delivered to her home from companies that she did not use.
She was living in sheltered accommodation at the time and he moved in with her in December 2015 because of problems with his parents.
The total amount of the fraud was £23,974 and he attempted to make false transactions of more than £1,000.
The dishonesty took place over about two years between November 2016 and November 2018.
Michele Stuart-Lofthouse, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Crown Court (pictured) that Davies made applications for loans or bank accounts in the name of his grandmother
A totally innocent man was interviewed as a result of claims made by Davies and he also falsely claimed that his grandmother wanted to drop the case and not cooperate with the police.
The grandmother later said: ‘I feel extremely disappointed that Harrison has done this to me.
‘He is very intelligent and is more than capable of getting a job.
She added: ‘I have looked after him since he was a year old and this is how he has repaid me.
‘He has done this to me and he will do it to others. I am cautious with money. I have never had a lot. Harrison’s attitude is that, if I have got it, I should give it to him and not worry what he has taken.
‘I don’t have a lot of money and this has put me out of kilter with paying my bills. This whole incident has put me out. It has really stressed me out. I feel very shaken up by this.’