On Monday, as I came out of work on Ladbroke Grove, I saw the craziest guy I’ve seen for a long while. The first thing I saw was a convertible sports car pulling out of lane, charging down a lane of oncoming traffic and hooting furiously. I was just trying to figure why anyone would do that when I saw why. Stood in the middle of the lane opposite was a man, legs bent and partially crouched, shouting agressively at the oncoming car in front of him to “Come on!”. As it came towards him he ran straight towards it and up the bonnet, kicking a hole in the windscreen before landing on the road beside it. He got up and sat on the end of the Ladbroke Grove rail bridge, shouting threats at anyone who got close. After a minute he moved back into the road to look for more cars.
When I looked about, I saw another car pulled over with a cracked windscreen. This guy had obviously just decided to try and take on any car that came along, and the level of aggression he was showing was off the scale. It’s impressive that he managed to do the same trick more than once without serious injury though.
After about 15 minutes the police arrived, cuffed him, and took him away. I guess he’ll be somewhere with soft walls very soon.