A farmer used his excavator to destroy a car blocking his gate after being tortured by heinous antisocial thugs.
His property, near Barnard Castle, County Durham, had previously been repeatedly attacked by youths who damaged his property and started fires.
The video showed the landowner – believed to be in his late 50s – using a telescopic handler to lift the silver Vauxhall tailgate before bundling it onto the street.
The footage was posted on social media by a man named Elliott Johnson who claimed the tiny silver hatchback that was picked up and turned on its side was his “courtesy car”
But it wasn’t clear whether he was the shirtless man who starred in the dramatic scenes in the film with the farmer. There is currently no evidence that he was involved in antisocial behavior.
The footage shows the row with the excavator driver plowing into the car and throwing it into the air with spikes on the front of his machine.
Locals said the farmer, who is based in Barnard Castle, County Durham, evicted him from his field after being hit with anti-social behavior by a campaign.
Incredibly, he checked to see if any other traffic was coming before pushing him down the highway. He seemed to knock the driver to the ground as he turned to return to his farm, the road littered with glass and rubble.
A source told MailOnline about the farmer: “The boys parked their car in his driveway.
“He asked them to move, but they didn’t seem willing to obey.
“He had no choice but to take matters into his own hands and remove the ruffians from his possession himself.”
Friend Mark Nicholson said the farmer was “driven mad” by these people because he was “at the end of his tether” due to his anti-social behavior.
Durham Constabulary confirmed they had been called to the incident shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday.
After the clash between the farmer and the driver, the police were called to the scene
A shirtless man – presumably the owner – tried to reproach the excavator driver
The motorist seemed to be kicking the farm equipment as the penny dropped in relation to the situation
The driver filmed with his cell phone what happened when the car suddenly overturned
A spokesman told MailOnline: “We were made aware of reports of an incident on a farm in the Teesdale area just after 5:45 pm on June 5th.
“Officials were at the scene and an investigation is ongoing.”
It is believed that there have been no arrests because of the shocking excitement.
There were further claims yesterday that the farmer may have been the victim of repeated anti-social behavior.
It was said that the youths exposed him to fires on his land and property damage.
Dairy farmer Mark Nicholson said: “Much more about this story, he’s a friend of a colleague, he’s been driven mad by these people, made fires, knocked down walls, to name a few things, not to say that it’s right, but they pushed him. ” to the end of his strength. ‘
Rochdale’s Charlie Finnerty, Gtr Mancs, also posted the video on Facebook yesterday Sunday and it has already garnered over a million views.
BBC Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine tweeted the video, saying, “The driver blocked the yard gate with his car.
‘The driver has a smartphone. Farmer has forklifts. Who will win this? ‘
He said, ‘Wow, don’t park in front of the farmer’s gates.’
However, the farmer’s actions divided opinions.
The tiny silver hatchback was lifted up by the telescopic handler and flipped over in the video
The car was hurled down the street with the farm machinery as the incident unfolded
The driver seemed completely incredulous when the farm machine came to a stop after being lifted
The lift driver then calmly walked back to land and left the car in the middle of the road
Mary Harris joked, “I love the way the farmer looks right to not check oncoming vehicles before he leaves.”
Mike Hillen said, “There was a simpler solution, the farmer should have locked his gate with chains and padlocks.
‘He stopped the car at the exit and then waited for the car owner to knock on his door.
‘No court, no legal bills.’
Thomas Williams added, “As satisfying as it is to see someone who is clearly a pond life get their just desserts.
‘That is definitely property damage and maybe even GBH if he hits him with the vehicle.’
But one cyclist – called Hannah – said, “I totally apologize.
‘Well done, farmer, getting rid of that car in front of his gate.’