When you’re a testosterone-fuelled thug, it is easy to make the assumption that you can terrorize anyone and everyone and get away with it. Instead of living by the law, you reek havoc on unsuspecting members of the public until you inevitably end up behind bars.
I grew up in an area rife with thugs. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of seeing firework-filled trashcans explode. On the last Christmas Day I spent in my hometown, thugs decided to smash up cars in my neighbourhood with golf clubs. Last year, a friend of mine worked with some of these men, and when she tried informing them about what they could potentially do with their lives, she was defiantly told by a teenager with a sliced eyebrow that all he wanted to do in life was become a “top dog” in prison. Life goals. Maybe this young man would have taken my friend’s advice seriously if he had been shown this now viral dashcam footage. It features two baseball bat-wielding thugs who get a lot more than they bargained for when they got into a heated confrontation with another motorist. If you’re a driver, then you will know how frustrating road rage can be. People often make risky decisions on the road which not only endanger their lives, but the lives of others too. But regardless of what inspired this attack, the thugs had no right to turn violent. After all, they had no idea who they were messing with… The footage opens with three cars at a standstill and a lot of horn tooting. It is the car in front which appears to be causing the delay. In response to the motorists’ tooting to express their annoyance, a man bursts out of the car that is causing the hold up. The man then goes into his trunk for a baseball bat before walking over to the car behind him, which we can only assume was causing the majority of the tooting. The man then hits the car behind him, causing the driver to come out in a fit of rage. Whilst most people might have stayed inside their vehicle and let the thug destroy it, this man was not going to be so easily terrorized, and when the thug threatened to hit him with the bat, he realized that he had messed with the wrong guy. It turns out that the thug had unknowingly picked a fight with an MMA fighter who instantaneously knocked him to the ground. At this point, the people in the car filming the incident were debating calling the cops to break up the fight. Realizing that his friend was in trouble, another thug burst out of the car at the front to take on the MMA fighter. He tried to wrestle the fighter to the ground, but was soon overpowered and held in a headlock. The MMA fighter appeared to choke out the second thug and leave him in a pile ground before getting back into his car and driving off. The people who filmed the incident then called for the police and an ambulance. If that’s not a “drop the mic” moment, I don’t know what is. We can only hope the thugs’ pride never recovered from the incident.