An web ‘prankster’ who, dressed as Spider-Gentleman, kicked and punched a grocery store employee unconscious can nowadays be unmasked as a martial arts winner.
Thug Josh McDonald, 33, sickened hundreds of thousands on line when a online video emerged of his violent assault for the duration of a extravagant-dress invasion of an Asda by self-proclaimed ‘influencers’.
Yesterday a decide heard he had admitted actual bodily hurt and violent problem in the disturbing incident – which was filmed and live-streamed on-line by various of the mob included.
And the Day by day Mail can expose McDonald is a black belt in combined martial arts who gained a range of fights right after education at the Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy around his dwelling in Northampton.
He boasted on line he was a contender for the ‘Iska kickboxing environment championship’ in 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Thug Josh McDonald (pictured dressed as Spider-Gentleman), 33, sickened hundreds of countless numbers on line when a online video emerged of his violent assault for the duration of a extravagant-costume invasion of an Asda by self-proclaimed ‘influencers’
McDonald’s dreams of sporting stardom are now in tatters immediately after he and four others admitted their involvement in the violent assault at Asda in Clapham Junction, south London, 1 evening in July 2021.
The intended prank’s chief was George O’Boyle, 30, who was dressed as Ali G whilst regularly threatening to punch team as he led the group of his on-line ‘followers’, equally in costume, into the grocery store.
What he had billed as a enjoyable stunt turned ever a lot more violent – with multiple Asda staff members crushed with steel bars, punched, kicked, and still left bloodied soon after the mob burst into the shop’s storeroom.
When supervisor Lauren Scott remonstrated with ‘Little Crimson Driving Hood’, Sophie Roberts, 19, as she rampaged back on to the shop floor, the teen – also a kickboxer and who experienced at the similar academy as McDonald – punched her in the deal with.
As Overlook Scott attempted to defend herself, McDonald marched about in his Spider-Guy costume and higher-kicked and punched her unconscious, right before proudly stalking off.
Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Courtroom was set to start a four-week demo into the in the vicinity of-riot but yesterday read that all the critical contributors experienced admitted guilt. They will be sentenced upcoming thirty day period.
As properly as McDonald’s responsible plea, O’Boyle, of Surbiton, south London, admitted equally violent dysfunction and assault occasioning real bodily harm (ABH).
‘Red Riding Hood’ Roberts, of Northampton, yesterday pleaded responsible to ABH assault on Miss out on Scott, and community condition involving threats of violence.
When supervisor Lauren Scott remonstrated with ‘Little Purple Driving Hood’, Sophie Roberts (still left), 19, as she rampaged back on to the shop flooring, the teenager – also a kickboxer and who properly trained at the similar academy as McDonald – punched her in the encounter
‘Red Riding Hood’ Sophie Roberts (pictured), 19, of Northampton, yesterday pleaded responsible to ABH assault on Overlook Scott, and community dysfunction involving threats of violence
One particular-legged amateur boxer Rikki McKenzie, 37, also of Northampton, experienced dressed as fake-disabled ‘Andy’ from Television sketch display Very little Britain in the Asda invasion, finish with ‘bald-wig’ – while at some place he switched it for Goldilocks plaits.
As stuff struggled to pressure him unwillingly out of the shop, he fell from his wheelchair.
McKenzie was again in his wheelchair in court docket yesterday as he admitted a public get offence involving threats of violence.
Mark Pettigrew, 38, from west London, experienced joined the Asda mayhem dressed in uniform as ‘Army Man’, and was associated in an assault on two staff.
He was not existing in court docket, but the decide was advised he admitted community dysfunction with violent threats.
O’Boyle’s girlfriend and mom of his two youngsters, Katie Pickard, 31, from south London, experienced been dressed as a nun while Charlie Jay Sharp, 19, from Northampton, had long gone to the supermarket as ‘Onesie Girl’ in a purple onesie.
But prosecutor Nicholas Mather told the court docket he was not continuing with the expenses in opposition to the pair, indicating: ‘They have been unquestionably at the Asda and concerned in some way – but whether they individually used or threatened violence is a moot stage, and at some point they can be witnessed on video clips restraining people included in violence.’
They were being formally declared not responsible of fees of violent ailment.
McDonald, O’Boyle and Roberts could all encounter five yrs in jail, the highest sentence for ABH, as nicely as for violent disorder.
Public disorder with threats of violence can lead to up to 6 months.
O’Boyle, who calls himself ‘Gee Money’ on-line, had extra than 50,000 followers on Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube – with his mostly teenage lovers amused by his inane stunts in retailers, which include him frying a breakfast for himself in a supermarket aisle.
O’Boyle and McDonald place video clips out of them remotely directing Roberts to sneak into a store at night, and laughing as she shouted and swore at workers who caught her and asked her to go away.
In the Clapham junction incident, which was marketed on the net and all-comers welcomed to be part of in, other contributors integrated a Batman, and a human fly. Several were filming and live-streaming with their telephones on selfie-sticks as the more and more hideous incident unfolded.
The supposed prank’s chief was George O’Boyle (pictured in yellow Ali G costume), 30, who was dressed as Ali G whilst frequently threatening to punch employees as he led the crowd of his online ‘followers’, equally in costume, into the supermarket.
Pictured: George O’Boyle (still left) and Josh McDonald. ‘Influencer’ O’Boyle, of Surbiton, south London, admitted both violent ailment and assault occasioning actual bodily hurt (ABH).
Unemployed McDonald, who promises to be a ‘sportsperson/entertainer’, had been described by his martial arts mentor as an ‘elite athlete various champion’ who was ‘locked and loaded’.
Praise of him went on: ‘Josh has represented our place in our activity, winning a bronze medal, and turned southern place winner. Globe bronze medallist. Accurate warrior.’
O’Boyle, who describes himself as ‘an outgoing youthful salesman’, declares online: ‘Supermarkets are my playground’.
He had former criminal problems convictions more than other stunts, but had made available ad slots by his video clips, and planned to sell goods.
Roberts has also experienced additional than 20,000 followers on Instagram.
McKenzie been given donations on line soon after an appeal for £2,000 to pay for a specialised wheelchair to enable enhance his boxing.