VIDEOPark your car in front of the access road to farmland? That’s not a good idea, according to a video from the British village of Barnard Castle that went viral on social media in the past 24 hours. The owner of the piece of land furiously stepped into his shovel and made short work of the car and the motorist.
The British news site Metro reports that the farmer was immensely annoyed after dozens of cars had been parked along the narrow roads in the village all weekend. When a Vauxhall (the British equivalent of car brand Opel) blocked the entrance, he must have blown the stops.
The motorist, bare-chested, still puts his hands in the air in panic, but to no avail. Relentlessly, the agricultural vehicle hurls the passenger car against the ground, after which it is picked up again, dragged along and thrown a little further on its roof.
The surprised motorist wants to take a closer look at the damage, but at that moment the farmer pushes the victim himself with his agricultural vehicle. The incident was captured on video by an eyewitness.
Opinions on the incident are divided on Facebook and Twitter. Some people believe that the farmer has gone too far with his action. Others, on the other hand, are calling for a fundraising campaign for the farmer, should he be confronted with a claim for damages. The local police have now announced that they will investigate the incident for criminal offences.
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