By Dave Maass, San Diego City Beat
There will be no justice for the geeks of Hall H.
Prosecutors, CityBeat has learned, chose not to file charges against the fan-boy in the Harry Potter “Undesirable No. 1” T-shirt who allegedly stabbed another fan in the face with a pen at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. He will not go to Azkaban.
Last year, Roshan Eon Burnham’s arrest and the paramedic response disrupted the panel for the movies Cowboys & Aliens and Paul. The “face-stabbing” became the meme of the moment, particularly as footage emerged online of the San Diego Police Department leading the hand-cuffed 25-year-old out of the San Diego Convention Center. Twitter and blogs went wild; the next day, fans were already dressing up as stabbing victims. It was an altercation witnessed by dozens, impacting hundreds, but now the case is dead due to “insufficient evidence.”
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