A batting risk! Mobility scooter rider ignores angry drivers and sits in the middle of Manchester Street demanding fish and chips
- A man on a mobility scooter blocked a busy road for five minutes on Friday
- He told witnesses that he would proceed only after receiving his fish and chips.
- He also ignored a police officer on a motorcycle who had ordered him to leave
This is the moment a mobility scooter driver blocked a busy one-way street while waiting for a chip shop to bring his dinner.
Footage filmed in Manchester city center on Friday, 19 November shows how a large truck and several cars are forced to wait several minutes until the man’s food is ready.
The man, who has not been identified, can be heard shouting at motorists: ‘I just want the fish and chips I paid for.’
A man on a mobility scooter blocked a busy street in Manchester city center on Friday morning as he refused to walk until he had had his lunch from a chip shop
The man received his fish and chips from a member of staff from the takeaway, pictured. He refused to go to the sidewalk to allow traffic to pass
The man also ignored a motorcycle police officer who urged him to get off the road. The man insisted he wasn’t moving until he got his change
Angry members of the public protest with the man, urging him to get out of the way
Witness David Williams believed the man’s scooter had a flat battery, so went to see if he could help, but to ‘back off’ when the scooter user attacked him as well. was forced.
In the clip, the furious customer yells at anyone who urges him to move while waiting to bring them out for his fish and chips order, despite traffic being held up for more than three minutes.
The scooter driver lashed out at anyone who criticized him, calling many a ‘f****** low life’ and threatening them with ‘the law’.
A motorized police officer is unable to move the man who insists that he be ‘out of the way’ as soon as he ‘gets change’.
The officer said he would take the man on the road as he was ‘creating chaos’.
Describing the scene, Mr Williams said: ‘He wasn’t walking anywhere. He was adamant that he was not moving.
‘You can hear the horn blowing, the man in the lorry behind was shouting but I couldn’t hear what he was saying.
‘Everyone was getting irritated, not knowing what was happening.
‘I was on my way from an interview where I live and I saw this guy sitting in the middle of the street in a wheelchair from afar. I thought he must have broken or his motor was gone.
‘I initially came to his aid but when he shouted at me, I backed down.
‘There was traffic behind him, so I thought there must be some reason why he got stuck in the middle of the road.
‘I got closer and realized he was waiting for his fish and all things chips at 11.30 am.
‘He paid for his fish and chips and waited for them to come out.’
Mr Williams said he was ‘laughed off’ by the man’s actions. At least 10 vehicles got stuck in the queue, he said.
The 54-year-old test and trace assistant said the road was blocked for more than five minutes.
Unidentified person verbally abused people who criticized his selfish actions
Eventually, after getting his fish and chip and taking his change, the man left with the police.
He said: ‘People were getting angry. You can view a conversation with a shopkeeper.
‘When people were saying get out of the way, they didn’t care. He just wanted his fish and chips and his change.
‘A lot of people came naturally to try and help him. If you do that you’d think something went wrong with the wheelchair – I didn’t know he was waiting, he was waiting.
‘It’s a very narrow street, it’s one-way, so if there’s a blockage in front of you, you’re pretty much stuck.’
After receiving his change, the man walked down the street, allowing traffic to end.