A man wearing only underpants as he waved a machete around was handcuffed in front of a grocery store in South London after a patient citizen removed the weapon from his hand on August 30, video shows.
Laurie Cook was aboard a bus traveling on Walworth Road when she captured video of the unusual moment. The footage shows a group of people attempting to remove the machete from his hand without him noticing.
The man notices and quickly turns around as the group scatters. Then other passersby approach and address him.
Eventually a watchful citizen visible in most of the video sees his chance and takes the machete from the man’s hand and drops it on the ground. Shortly after, a police officer enters the frame and handcuffs the scantily clad man. Credit: Laurie Cook via Storyful