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The Actor Who Portrayed Damien in ‘The Omen’ Has Severe Road-rage; Beat the Crap Out of a Cyclist

The little devil is all grown up and stirring up trouble as an adult.

Harvey Spencer Stephens, who is now 46, was sentence on Friday the 13th after a road rage incident left a cyclist unconscious and with dental damage.

Stephen, who portrayed Damien in the the 1976 The Omen, lost it after a cyclist gave him the middle finger.

Harvey Spencer Stephens, 46, lashed out at two riders and damaged one of their cycling helmets after getting out of his car after a dispute, a court heard, explains The Guardian. He pleaded guilty to two counts of ABH (actual bodily harm) and one of causing criminal damage following the attack on Toys Hill, Westerham, Kent, on 21 August last year.

Maidstone crown court heard that father-of-two Stephens was “red-faced and angry” when he confronted the cyclists, knocking one of them unconscious after driving up behind them.

Prosecutor Kieran Brand said Stephens repeatedly used his horn when riders Mark Richardson and Alex Manley, who were out cycling separately, were side-by-side on the road as one overtook the other. Richardson responded by flicking his middle finger at Stephens, who then accelerated heavily before overtaking the pair and pulling over.

Brand said Stephens punched Richardson, knocking him unconscious, which prompted Manley to intervene. Stephens responded by asking Manley: “You want some do you?” before punching him twice in the face, causing him to fall on his back with his bicycle still between his legs.

Stephens held Manley down and punched him six or seven times, inflicting dental injuries and damaging his helmet, Brand said.

Brand added: “He described the defendant as being in a complete rage and being out of all proportion to what had happened beforehand.”

Richardson was taken to hospital with swelling to his lip and a broken tooth root, the court was told.

Judge Martin Joy sentenced Stephens to 12 months in jail, suspended for two years, for the ABH charges and two months’ jail, suspended for two years, for the criminal damage charge.

The judge said: “This was undoubtedly a serious case of road-rage and quite plainly it was a substantial attack, and quite clearly it has had an ongoing effect on the victims.”

Thanks to Bloody reader Mark P. for the tip!



  • RedNeoCon

    I feel his pain. These people on cycles think they own the road and I’m glad he took some out. They should stick to dirtbike trails.

    • Mike

      C’mon. Share the road brah! I’m totally training for a the Tour de France!

    • David Andrew Baros

      There’s something very seriously wrong with you, Damien disciple!

  • Mike

    Cyclists have a way of turning you into the spawn of Satan.

  • Kristoffer Groves

    Good for Damien. Cyclists are entitled assholes.

  • shane

    yep im with damien on this one

  • Richter Belmont

    Separate bike lanes would have prevented this. Or flying cars.

    • Lirabelle

      I don’t want to imagine the amount of damage drunk drivers would cause in flying cars. Though on the other hand, it might make for an entertaining movie.

  • PsychoMantis18

    It’s cinemas fault! Blame the movies!

    • Mr. Screamer

      ”You can’t blame real life violence on entertainment” -Cici, Scream 2

  • Melissa Sharp

    I hate cyclist sometimes. I live close to where a there are a ton of cyclist. Some of them are fine but their are others that I want to punch in the face. They ride in the middle of the road and don’t get out of the way. They don’t use the bike lanes. They have conversations side by side. They have no courtsey of drivers and are selfish road hogs. They just ride right in front of you and you have to illegal pass them when you have to drive on the opposite side of the road because they won’t move. They cross in front of you. He probably got tired of rude cyclists. Funny, I was just talking to another friend about this topic of how cyclist sometimes don’t have courtesy for a driver that needs to pass them. I always thought they should create a fenced in bike lane off the road. Make them wide enough where cyclist can talk side by side or close to it.

  • Niles Danish

    It’s “flipping the middle finger”. That always annoys me.

  • James

    He just did what we all want to do to cyclists. No biggie.

  • Kevin Maginnis

    What were they expecting to happen? You flip someone off it’s gonna set them off.

    • OmarComin’

      Why would it set someone off?

  • Jane

    While I understand sometimes another person on the road can annoy you, be that cyclists, stupid semi-trailer drivers, idiot pedestrians, speed demons, road hogs, kids on skateboards etc, I am appalled at the number of people in these comments supporting someone’s right to react with extreme violence and injure someone with reckless indifference to the chances of actually killing them (i.e. damage inflicted indicates real risk). What is wrong with you people that you would actually applaud behaviour like this? Someone flipping the bird is NOT a go ahead to beat them half to death. If it is, we might as well stop pretending we live in a free country.

  • Horrible Day


  • Forca85

    If you guys find Cyclists annoying come on down to Myrtle Beach. The people on Mopeds will drive you nuts!

    • alan70

      It’s quite the plague of coastal South Carolina. I live in Bluffton and we have bicycle paths EVERYWHERE yet those 10 speed fuckers absolutely refuse to use them even with town management having placed signs everywhere saying that’s what the paths are for. I’m under the very firm belief that they ride in the roadway for no other reason than to inconvenience others. My Dad lives in Myrtle Beach and he tells me the mopeds are a huge problem there.

      • Forca85

        It’s a big deal. Tons of people on Mopeds have gotten killed or caused accidents.

  • OmarComin’

    Hard to believe being in a movie 40 years ago gives one enough sway with the judge to avoid a custodial sentence.

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