Toronto Bus Boor; Leprechauns Issue Distancing Statement

A recent altercation on a Toronto Bus has resulted in a man getting his 15-minutes of fame for all the wrong reasons.  The man refuses to move his belongings from a bus seat so that a fellow passenger can sit down. An argument ensues and foot-stomping is alleged. Given the man’s green shirt, beard and hat, the Toronto media have called him the TTC Leprechaun.

The Leprechaun Guild has released a statement, seen below in its entirety.


World Leprechaun Guild

World Leprechaun Guild


Leprechauns Distance Themselves From Toronto Bus Boor
May Take Legal Action

(End of the Rainbow, September 27, 2014) Today the elders of the Leprechauns Union-Celtic Knowledge (LUCK) Branch released a statement distancing themselves and all Leprechauns from recent boorish acts in Toronto.

On a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus a bearded-man in a green shirt and hat acts in a most un-Leprechaun manner toward a fellow passenger by refusing to remove  his belongs from a seat thereby allowing the woman to sit. He allegedly also stepped on her foot.

Due solely to his appearance the Toronto media have dubbed him the TTC Leprechaun. A video of the incident has become very popular.

Please note that this man is not now, nor has he ever been a Leprechaun.

While we appreciate his “wearin’ of the green”, it certainly is not a shade any Leprechaun would ever select; and being clad in green does not make one a Leprechaun, even if bearded and wearing a hat.

Leprechauns do not, as a rule, use public transit, nor do we talk or write on mobile phones as the man in the video appears to be doing. We prefer magical means of transportation and communication.

We ask that the media and citizens of Toronto cease and desist from referring to this cad as a Leprechaun immediately. If not we will be forced to engage the legal department of General Mills, makers of Lucky Charms cereal, who owe us a favour or two.

Liam McGinty-Malone
Media relations
LUCK Branch
World Leprechaun Guild


Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

One thought on “Toronto Bus Boor; Leprechauns Issue Distancing Statement

  1. lol 🙂 We’ve had so many of these types of incidents here lately on buses – people behaving really badly, and being caught on camera. Interesting to note the bit about shaming on social media and defamation.

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