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'Dragon slayer' Gumtree advert goes viral

Posted on Tuesday, 10 June, 2014 | Comment icon 45 comments

Vincent's bizarre advertisement went viral soon after appearing online. Image Credit: CC BY-2.0 AlkaliSoaps
Vincent Whittaker became an Internet sensation after offering his services as a slayer of dragons.
The former call-center worker is hoping that his foray in to the world of swords and sorcery will become a full time job after advertising his tongue-in-cheek services on the Internet classifieds site.

"There has been an overwhelming response so far," he said. "If the calls keep coming in then I may go full-time." The eccentric fantasist has even constructed his own set of medieval armor from the bonnet of an old Ford Fiesta that he hopes to use to help him defeat his reptilian foes.

"I have slain three dragons in the Brighton area and captured 12, which I then took to an animal rescue centre," he said. "Iíve been in training for three years after a dragon destroyed my ice cream van in Patcham."

Those under the impression that Vincent may be partaking in something of a wind-up however need not worry, the dragon-killing hero has assured his followers that he does not believe in "imaginary places like Hogwarts" and has asked people not to waste him time with prank calls.

"Thereís always been a dragon problem in Brighton but no-one talks about it," he said.

Source: The Argus | Comments (45)

Tags: Dragons, Viral

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #36 Posted by Junior Chubb on 11 June, 2014, 23:48
Indeed beelzebufo, and while you are here DragonSlayer you might want to cast your expert eye over these... There are plenty more here on UM, you could collect quite a following or even a bit of hating from the Dragon fans.
Comment icon #37 Posted by DragonSlayerBTN on 12 June, 2014, 0:16
Bigfoot? C'mon now, I'm not crazy Bigfoot isn't real. The 12 captured were sent straight to rescue centres to be re-trained and given new homes.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Junior Chubb on 12 June, 2014, 0:26
I have seen a film about that...
Comment icon #39 Posted by DragonSlayerBTN on 12 June, 2014, 0:28
Hahahahaha yeah I watched that for my training too
Comment icon #40 Posted by Silent Trinity on 13 June, 2014, 9:28
I tell you I tell you the dragonborn Yeah that is a fun article, more power to him, one thing that world needs is its quota of wonderful nutters! haha
Comment icon #41 Posted by The_Spartan on 15 June, 2014, 4:38
and yet another Dragon "Slayer" to add on to the List of fools "Eaten" by Dragon. This reminds me of a really wonderful, eccentric and totally nutcase who was on UM..god knows where he is now..the one and only Draconic Chronicler! You know, however stubborn and idiotic he was, you had to love him for his tenacity and die hard belief that dragons did exist. If it flew, it has to be a dragon. If it had a tail it had to be a dragon. It there was smoke besides it , it had to be a dragon. He would even make a earth worm turn into a dragon. Hope the others remember him. He is... [More]
Comment icon #42 Posted by Slave2Fate on 15 June, 2014, 5:37
Yeah, I remember DC. IIRC he even suggested that the God of Abrahamic religions was a dragon. He knew quite a bit of lore but when your only tool is a hammer everything looks like a nail...
Comment icon #43 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 21 June, 2014, 23:08
He took what he loved and made it a many of you can say that?
Comment icon #44 Posted by Scheming B on 21 June, 2014, 23:45
I haven't seen any dragons around. SO he must be doing something right.

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