Injuring someone while trying
to be affectionate. Coined by a man of the same name, who awkwardly tried to be affectionate and ended up beating the crap out of his girlfriend
over time. Can be used as past
tense, 'pulled a Riley', and present tense, 'pull a Riley'.
Male: *Goes to put arm around
a girl, punches her in the face*
Female: Way to pull a Riley.
Male: *Runs and hugs girlfriend, which
pushes her back against a wall hard enough to knock the wind
out of her*
Spectators: "Did you see that guy pulling a Riley? What an idiot."
Male: *Kisses his girlfriend while she turns her head, effectively headbutting her*
Female: "If you keep pulling a Riley, I'm going to end up beaten
up and/or unconscious."