A Dundonald man was brutally attacked by a gang of masked men after driving his girlfriend’s car to the shops, it has emerged.
28-year-old Pat Tella nipped to the shops in his girlfriend’s bright pink Fiat 500 complete with headlight eyelashes around 1100BST.
Eyewitnesses claim Mr Tella was set upon by a gang of masked men when he emerged from the shop
He was dragged to a nearby alleyway and viciously ‘de-begged’ before being shot in both knees.
Speaking from his bed in the Specialist Drama Unit at the Ulster Hospital, Mr Tella recalled:
‘I didn’t wanna drive that pink eyesore but she made me’
‘My own car’s away being fixed but she wanted me to go to the shaps to get her a wee surprise’.
‘I thought I’d managed to get back to the car without anyone seeing me but before I could get the door open, a group of fellas with woolly bakes bate the beg outta me’.
‘All I remembers is one of the fellas saying – ‘Are those your wee frooty eyelashes ya froot ye?’
‘But before I could answer them, I got trailed up an entry an’ shat’.
A group calling themselves the Dundonald Liberation Army have claimed responsibility for the attack.
A statement on behalf of the organisation was sent to the Belfast Telegraph this afternoon which read:
‘Any men found to be driving a wee girl’s motor with those rare looking eyelashes on the headlights will be shat… no warning’.