Cecil Coley has been called a legend after driving to London after spotting a shrine in the media for a burglar who was killed by a pensioner while burgling his home.
It made him so angry and he was that furious he decided to drive to London to take down the shrine and move it to a grave yard.
Furious Cecil Coley drove to London to trash the shrine which had been placed outside of the pensioners home,
The frustrated member of the public tore down a twisted shrine to a burglar killed during a botched “Extremely furious”
Furious man has driven all the way to London to trash a shine laid for a burglar killed by a pensioner pic.twitter.com/HePOFm7q4B
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) April 10, 2018
Cecil Coley drove specifically to south London to remove the tributes to burglar Henry Vincent, who died after being stabbed by pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks.
Responding to his “brave” act, people online called him a “legend” and said he “deserves a medal”.
Posting on Facebook, Cecil said: “When I heard that the family of Henry Vincent (the burglar that got stabbed to death by his intended victim), had placed flowers on the road where he died, I was extremely furious,” he said.
“So I drove to south London, to the road, and saw the flowers and stuff.
“I noticed some unlawfully attached onto a fence, which is someone’s private property, so the gentle [sic] who owns the house gave me verbal consent to remove.
“He told me that he was intending on removing the flowers himself tomorrow, but I gladly did it for him voluntarily, after all he was an elderly gentleman himself as well.”
After removing the flowers, Cecil said he “donated” them to a local graveyard and posted a picture of the tributes left near headstones.
He added: “Donated the flowers to local graveyard.
“When I heard about the flowers and balloons being left there, it infuriated me, so I just drove to south London, to the area to see it myself. Decided to remove the trash though. I was happy to do my civil duty.”