By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Monday, December 7, 2015
Sometimes, rabid fans get a little too literal when it comes to their love.
That’s what happened at the Walker Stalker convention in New Jersey yesterday. Poor Norman Reedus, known as Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” was bitten by a fan Robin Grover who got a little too excited when she stood next to him for a photo.
She went after his shoulder and left chest area. Two security guards pulled her off immediately. Somehow, she managed to procure a copy of the photo she received before the incident and posted it on Instagram. (More details here.)
In that post, Grover apologized and admitted her transgression, which led to her getting escorted out and banned from all future Walker Stalker conventions – for good reason. She was not arrested and did not hurt Reedus physically. But doing a zombie move on Daryl Dixon? Not cool!
“He was just shocked by it,” said a spokesman for the convention. “But he stayed the rest of the day.”
Reedus is one of the most popular actors on the show and he is known to be super friendly during photo ops with people at conventions, making goofy poses and even licking them on occasion.
Over three days, about 17,000 fans attended the convention at the New Jersey Meadowlands.