39-year-old Man Pepper-sprays 14-year-old Girl After Being Taunted for Weeks
We’ve heard the stories of gay teens being taunted by peers in school. We’ve seen how those stories end. It was only a matter of time before someone stood up and took action, saying “You can’t do that and get away with it.”
Who would’ve thought that person would be a going-on-40 Canadian man?
Apparently up in Canada, a 39-year-old man from Halifax, Nova Scotia pepper-sprayed a 14-year-old girl at a mall after she taunted his boyfriend with homophobic slurs for weeks. Yep, you read it right.
“This was happening every few days. She was coming and making comments about him being gay, and basically just taunting him for who he was, calling him a faggot, fruit whatever,” Whittle said.
What kind of parenting is this girl getting that she goes up to 30-somethings and starts dropping the F-bomb? Really? It goes on from there.
“After so much of this going on, and seeing how this affected him – someone you love being tortured in this way, it does something to you. It really does.”
He said he went to his car and got the spray. He said he owned it for self-defense purposes.
By the sounds of it, it would seem that this girl was deserving of some kind of punishment. But is pepper-spraying her really the right solution?
In a sadly ironic turn of events, Whittle is now facing four charges and jail time for his actions.
What do you guys think? Was Whittle justified in his actions? Did he go overboard? What should the punishment be for situations like this?