Father clears his identify and says he’s only a ‘fats gullible dad’ after house owner posted his image on Fb claiming he was loitering suspiciously whereas strolling together with his daughter
- Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was shamed in submit on social media
- Put up claimed that Mr Lennon was ‘wanting into homes’ and warned residents
- Father defined he had been strolling together with his daughter when he was pictured
A father who was shamed on social media and reported to the police for ‘wanting into homes’ whereas out for a stroll together with his daughter has cleared his identify.
Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was left horrified when a CCTV picture of him loitering outdoors a house within the Cowley Hill Lane space was shared on Fb by a house owner.
The submit, which has since been deleted, claimed that Mr Lennon was ‘wanting into homes’ and went on to warn residents to ‘hold their eyes peeled’.
The message additionally mentioned the incident had been reported to the police.
Following the claims, Mr Lennon defined that he had been strolling together with his daughter at round 8pm when she noticed an outdated alarm field on a dilapidated home.
Joey Lennon, from St Helens in Merseyside, was shocked to find a picture of him stood outdoors a home had bene shared on social media
He advised the Liverpool Echo: ‘My daughter mentioned ”there’s birds up there” and I used to be making an attempt to see the birds nest. Strolling away I assumed ”there is no birds in there” and later she advised me she was winding me up.
‘I went to mattress early as a result of I am an internet designer and it does not do me any good staying up. Within the morning I woke as much as messages from like 50 individuals saying ”have you ever seen this?” I spat my espresso out.
‘I used to be shocked. I’ve by no means achieved something dangerous and anybody who is aware of me is aware of it isn’t one thing I would do.’
The daddy later took to Fb to inform social media customers he was not a thief however merely a ‘gullible dad’.
He wrote: ‘Simply gonna put this on the market. Lots of people have messaged me over this and had been fairly shocked somebody would submit this to be sincere.
‘I am not a thief (neither is my little lady). You are fairly secure lol (sic).
‘My little lady advised me she noticed a nest in an outdated alarm field on a home as we had been strolling house. I do not know why I fell for it, however I did and so I regarded – you bought my good facet so thanks. (She acquired me good this time, the little wind up haha).
‘Sincerely, gullible fats dad.’
Mr Lennon was strolling within the Cowley Hill Lane space when he stopped to have a look at what he thought was a birds nest on a home. Pictured: GV of Cowley Hill Lane
He added: ‘I am a father or mother on the finish of the day and you don’t need that sort of stuff posted so I assumed I would try this.
‘I may’ve acquired much more cross about it at that time, however I wished to make it extra of a comedy factor.
‘By no means in my life has something like that occurred to me earlier than, that is why individuals had been messaging me. I used to be simply strolling down that street pondering there is no birds in that nest.
‘Lots of people discovered it humorous, particularly when you already know I am not that sort of particular person. They had been as shocked as I used to be.’