Norman Reedus, who plays the role of Daryl on AMC’s The Walking Dead, not only has to face “biters” on screen, but in real life as well. According to several witnesses and security staff, a fan took a bite out of Reedus yesterday at Walker Stalker Con in New Jersey, luckily it didn’t cause any damage.
The strange encounter started when a woman by the name of Robin Glover, while having her picture taken with Reedus and Michael Rooker, who played Reedus’ on screen brother Merle on The Walking Dead, told Reedus that she frequently pretends she’s married to him, which is creepy on its own. Seconds later security rushed in, restrained her, and forced her to leave, because she actually bit him. You read that right, she took a bite out of Norman Reedus. Rooker was so shocked by the woman’s brazen act that he exclaimed “What the fuck was that ?!”. Spoil The Dead member Michael Bowman happened to be in line behind the woman and witnessed the entire course of events.
The aggressive fan, who goes by “harleygurl68” on Instagram, was not only was removed from the convention, she’s now permanently banned from all events hosted by Walker Stalker. She will also not be allowed at any convention where Norman Reedus is appearing. She later showed remorse on Instagram later that day, but it was too late and the damage was done. Glover has since changed her Instagram settings to private. Who could blame her? She’ll likely experience a flood of messages from angry Reedus fans.
Who does that? I mean, it’s one thing to want a photo or an autograph, but it’s completely different to take a nibble.
Norman posted this message on Instagram earlier today. It’s great to know that he has a sense of humor about the situation. He has decided not to press charges.
Reedus is known not only for his talent, but for his interaction with fans. He always takes time out to pose for pictures and autographs. I truly hope that the woman hasn’t ruined that. Security is always a big issue at conventions, especially when it comes time for stars to pose for pictures. Obsessed, pushy fans are making it increasingly harder for other fans to interact with celebrities and that’s just not fair.