Upper Darby, PA - His name is Gerald Kelly. He is a 60-year-old, 6′ 2″, 200lb crossing guard at Drexel Hill Middle School. Since last October, he has been taunted by some smart-ass 14-year-old kid. According to police, the lippy teen repeatedly called Kelly “fatso” and “fat man.” (Something tells me this is the kind of kid who sits in the back of the school bus and flips ya off before he yanks his pants down and smooshes his ass up against the window). Kelly tolerated the verbal abuse throughout the school year, but when he walked out of the pharmacy last week and spotted the mouthy teen, he lost his cool. The kid may or may not have started running his mouth again – no one knows for sure. Regardless, the teen got his ass handed to him by one very agitated crossing guard. In front of several adult witnesses, Kelly allegedly kicked the kid, knocking him to the ground, and placed one man-sized foot on the kid’s chest and throat.
The teen did not require hospitalization, just had a little goose-egg on the back of his head from when he hit the sidewalk and I’m guessing a shit-stain or two in his Underoos. Kelly was charged with simple assault and harassment and the kid may have come away from the incident with a little respect for his elders. If you check out the 100+ comments over at philly.com, you will find that most are in favor of Kelly. And quite a few are rather dismayed that Kelly’s criminal background was brought up. Seems he was in a few scrapes back in the 70′s with arrests that include assault, possession of a firearm and possession of an instrument of a crime. Though he did serve time in jail for theft, most of the other cases against him were dismissed.
Please note: The crossing guard in the picture is not Gerald Kelly.Tags: Harassment, Pennsylvania, simple assault