May 30th, 2016

17-year-old 'granny spinner' arrested

TrendingBy Shuki Byrne
Shocking: The helpless old woman is violently spun around
Shocking: The helpless old woman is violently spun around

The 'granny spinner' who caused outrage last week has been arrested, but he may escape with just a fine, police have said.

The 17-year-old has been arrested after a video of him spinning a helpless old woman was spread widely on the internet. 

Police have said the teen had been arrested near the capital of Bucharest but his terrified victim was too shaken to make a statement against him. 

It has been reported that the terrified woman refused a statement and the teen will escape with just a €40 fine. 

In the disturbing video - filmed in the village of Jilava in Romania - the unnamed teen attacks the old woman while his friends laugh and egg him on, telling him to pick her up and swing her again. 

After it was widely spread, thousands of people took to the internet to voice their disgust at the incident. 

The 'granny spinner' has been identified on Facebook under the name Eu Geo Offycyall, who defended his actions.

“It was just a joke. She wasn’t dying”, he said. “If you don’t like it, I’ll give you my phone number and you can call me.”
Others were not so nonchalant about the shocking clip: "How sick are people who find this video funny! This poor elderly lady was subjected to this horrible act by low lying scumbags.
"She is someones mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or friend", one Facebook user wrote. 
“We are looking into this incident. We want to know when this video was shot, where it was shot and who the people were in the video. A report will then be prepared for prosecutors who will decide what action to take”, a local police spokesman told CEN.