An angry and drunk digger driver has been filmed destroying his boss’s £100K Range Rover and a truck in a fit of rage.
We’ve all had our bad days, where we’ve felt like sharing our anger and frustrations with the world. Yet it appears like one man took his bad day a little too far when he decided it would be a great idea to destroy his boss’s Range Rover and lobby car at a demolition company site in Bradford, which resulted in over £100,000 worth of damages.
Footage has been revealed which shows the hot-headed worker jumping onto a digger in order to smash his boss’s car and a lobby cab, because bosses accused him of being too drunk to be fit for work.
Co-workers are shown trying to prevent the drunken worker by hauling and pinning him down.
Owners of Thomas Crompton Demolition have stated they are proud of their workers for showing bravery and preventing lives from being lost.
However, not everyone was against the drunken worker, a family member who claims to be the man’s daughter says the staff was too rough in their approach to stopping him, which caused two broken ribs.
She wrote: “Who the f*** are those in the machine with him because you’re f***ing bang out of order doing that to my dad, giving him broken ribs.
“You two have made things ten times worse.
“I know and he knows he was in the wrong but it could have been dealt with in a better way so keep your comments to yourself.”
A spokesman from the West Yorkshire Police said: “We are aware of the video and are looking into it.”
The man was reportedly raging due to being told he was too intoxicated from alcohol and drugs to stay at work, therefore being forced to go home.
In response, the man used his own set of keys and returned to the site where he decided to access the digger.
The footage was filmed on Saturday, with CCTV showing a part of the wreckage from the 80K Range Rover being dropped by the digger.
Afterward, the man drove the digger over to an HGV where a bucket is then dropped onto a roof, which immediately crushed it. The bucket is then dropped again, inflicting more damage on the crushed cab.
This is then followed by shocked staff taking action, who then runs to the digger in order to stop the man from causing more chaos. Simultaneously putting themselves in harm’s way.
Another video was filmed through a mobile, in which damage is being inflicted on a lorry. Furious workers are shown stepping in, hauling and pinning the man down.
One employee is heard saying: “What is he doing, the daft c***?”
As others scream to the drunken man that the police are on the way, he appears to say: “I know I’m in trouble, I don’t give a f***”.
The Thomas Crompton Demolition deals with demolition, heavy plant hire waste removal and road sweeping alongside other various services.
Mr Crompton has been running for the firm for over 30 years and said: “This is a man who has been having problems for a while.
“He lost his mother a bit back and we have been helping him with time off and funeral costs.
“But on Saturday morning, when he came by the depot at 7 am, I told him there was no driving work today and he left.”
It was at 10:30 am when management and staff heard an almighty crash from the office cabins.
Mr Crompton added: “I heard a massive bang which scared the light out of me, I looked out of the window to see my car, a Range Rover Autobiography, bouncing into the air.
“We looked in shock at the CCTV and could see our 360 25 tonne excavator moving over and smashing up a £120,000 DAF xs tractor unit.”
Mr Crompton feared that the employee was heading towards the company’s fleet of 60 vehicles which are valued at £6m pounds.
A spokeswoman for the business said: “This man was determined to destroy lives and machinery, had it not been for the actions of someone on site jumping onto the moving machine and pulling down on the deadman lever, despite being punched and wrestled, lives would have been lost.
“We are thankful that nobody lost their lives or their legs.
“This driver did not know if anyone was in these vehicles he was destroying. People were in front of the machine, telling him to stop yet he continued heading towards them.”
Check out the footage below:
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