VIDEO: Bizarre footage shows angry naked man in Hither Green chasing car and attacking punter outside bookies

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Bare-ly believable footage has been revealed of an angry naked man chasing a car in Hither Green and then attacking a punter at a nearby bookies.

The nude walker was spotted hanging out on Hither Green Lane and the video, apparently taken earlier this month, shows the occupants of a car baiting him with a series of vile abusive taunts, appearing to hurl a newspaper at him.

But they may have got more than they bargained for, as the camera then captures the man banging on their car before chasing them down the street.

The group's abuse of the man continues and he stops outside a bookies, confronting a punter before taking a swing at him and getting involved in a scuffle.

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"Run him over, fam," says one of the occupants as the car reverses to capture the fight on camera.

The final shot sees the naked man walking down the middle of the road with a pair of shorts clutched in his hand.

Reaction to the video, which has been shared more than 1,000 times online, has been mixed with some finding it funny and others concerned for the nudist's welfare.

One user wrote: "This is really sad, and people take such things and find it funny, he obviously has some mental health problems, hope someone gives him the help he needs."

This Is Local London: Angry naked man in Hither Green

This Is Local London: Angry naked man in Hither Green

But the person who uploaded the video speculated the man may have been caught in an amorous encounter. He wrote: "Bwoiiii......him could've been caught at a next man gal's yard. Had to do a quick getaway. Lol!"

Other social media users claim to have spotted the man before. One wrote: "He must be the same man my friend keeps talkin about seeing.....he must also be the same man I saw last week sunday on the sane road. Wearing nothin but an afro, 4 hats...yes 4 hats a jeans jacket and a thong.... but I was driving and couldn't get my phone out quick enough."

This Is Local London: Angry naked man in Hither Green

This Is Local London: Angry naked man in Hither Green

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12:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

PaulErith says...

Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone. PaulErith
  • Score: 28

1:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

I'm more offended that the news shopper had to warn me that I may be offended.
Quite usual for around south london these days.
I'm more offended that the news shopper had to warn me that I may be offended. Quite usual for around south london these days. white rabbit9
  • Score: -11

2:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
You do mean WR9 don't you. I have it on very good authority that WR9 is harmless. 'It' gets a bit wacko around full moon but it soon passes.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]You do mean WR9 don't you. I have it on very good authority that WR9 is harmless. 'It' gets a bit wacko around full moon but it soon passes. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 1

2:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
You do mean WR9 don't you. I have it on very good authority that WR9 is harmless. 'It' gets a bit wacko around full moon but it soon passes.
Ah the moon that rings like a bell.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]You do mean WR9 don't you. I have it on very good authority that WR9 is harmless. 'It' gets a bit wacko around full moon but it soon passes.[/p][/quote]Ah the moon that rings like a bell. white rabbit9
  • Score: -11

3:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

ron.1952 says...

Oh dear, Bungalow Bill comes to my mind. Nothing up stairs but plenty down below.

Ronny R xx
Oh dear, Bungalow Bill comes to my mind. Nothing up stairs but plenty down below. Ronny R xx ron.1952
  • Score: -19

3:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 22

7:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

cookster says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.
Exactly this.

I appreciate all newspapers have to earn a buck, but this video is highly inappropriate - you are poking fun at someone in severe distress.

And then have the temerity to condemn abusive tweets in another article.
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.[/p][/quote]Exactly this. I appreciate all newspapers have to earn a buck, but this video is highly inappropriate - you are poking fun at someone in severe distress. And then have the temerity to condemn abusive tweets in another article. cookster
  • Score: 21

10:34pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Flipper76 says...

This clip shouldn't have been posted. It seems the poor guy really needs help. Lets hope he gets some before it's too late.
This clip shouldn't have been posted. It seems the poor guy really needs help. Lets hope he gets some before it's too late. Flipper76
  • Score: 16

11:54pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Simon Bull says...

cookster wrote:
mouthalmighty wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.
Exactly this.

I appreciate all newspapers have to earn a buck, but this video is highly inappropriate - you are poking fun at someone in severe distress.

And then have the temerity to condemn abusive tweets in another article.
We're not poking fun at anybody. Nowhere in the article do we suggest this was funny or the man should be ridiculed. Other than the people in the car giving him stick, nobody is laughing at him.

We ran this because we felt it newsworthy and of interest to people, and so it's proven.

The concern for the man's wellbeing is touching but unless you actually know him how can you judge whether he is 'obviously' suffering mental health problems or is 'clearly' in severe distress? He is behaving very oddly in public but it doesn't necessarily follow there is anything wrong with him. It's a bit like people saying 'god of alien race' woman Stephany Cohen 'must be' mentally unstable because she says some things that are seen as strange. This video shows very little (other than flesh) and proves nothing.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.[/p][/quote]Exactly this. I appreciate all newspapers have to earn a buck, but this video is highly inappropriate - you are poking fun at someone in severe distress. And then have the temerity to condemn abusive tweets in another article.[/p][/quote]We're not poking fun at anybody. Nowhere in the article do we suggest this was funny or the man should be ridiculed. Other than the people in the car giving him stick, nobody is laughing at him. We ran this because we felt it newsworthy and of interest to people, and so it's proven. The concern for the man's wellbeing is touching but unless you actually know him how can you judge whether he is 'obviously' suffering mental health problems or is 'clearly' in severe distress? He is behaving very oddly in public but it doesn't necessarily follow there is anything wrong with him. It's a bit like people saying 'god of alien race' woman Stephany Cohen 'must be' mentally unstable because she says some things that are seen as strange. This video shows very little (other than flesh) and proves nothing. Simon Bull
  • Score: -2

3:30am Fri 25 Apr 14

nudistdating says...

are u a nudist?
are u a nudist? nudistdating
  • Score: 1

3:30am Fri 25 Apr 14

nudistdating says...

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If you're looking to ease your way into the nudist lifestyle, nudist resorts , nudist beaches and nudist dating site (Google localnudistsingle com) are available that offer a slightly less adventurous experience. nudistdating
  • Score: 6

8:38am Fri 25 Apr 14

snazzyjack says...

I do know him, and the poor boy is suffering from mental illness, come on, anyone can see it, anyway. If he was ok, he would prob put on the shorts first, before he started running down the street, it's sad, someone does need to take control of him, and get him sectioned. He has been this way for a while, but has seem to got worse.
I do know him, and the poor boy is suffering from mental illness, come on, anyone can see it, anyway. If he was ok, he would prob put on the shorts first, before he started running down the street, it's sad, someone does need to take control of him, and get him sectioned. He has been this way for a while, but has seem to got worse. snazzyjack
  • Score: 19

8:52am Fri 25 Apr 14

shabina says...

well snazzy jack ... let the appropriate people know who he is etc, and let the guy get help
well snazzy jack ... let the appropriate people know who he is etc, and let the guy get help shabina
  • Score: 10

9:54am Fri 25 Apr 14

Wispy Wonder says...

I think the yobs in the car are utterly disgusting. The nude man is clearly ill and all they do is call him 'batty boy', antagonise him, and encourage him to fight. The nude guy may be mentally ill, but they are just sick little cowards.
I think the yobs in the car are utterly disgusting. The nude man is clearly ill and all they do is call him 'batty boy', antagonise him, and encourage him to fight. The nude guy may be mentally ill, but they are just sick little cowards. Wispy Wonder
  • Score: 24

9:56am Fri 25 Apr 14

PaulErith says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.
The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.
Agree. I wasn't ridiculing him in any way. However, I was just stating that the mental state that he's in means that he poses a danger and needs to be sectioned as soon as possible.
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Needs to be sectioned very soon before he kills someone.[/p][/quote]The state he is in, he is more likely to hurt himself. He needs help not ridicule and condemnation.[/p][/quote]Agree. I wasn't ridiculing him in any way. However, I was just stating that the mental state that he's in means that he poses a danger and needs to be sectioned as soon as possible. PaulErith
  • Score: 15

11:29am Fri 25 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ?

Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?
Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 10

12:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Gold and Silver says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?
Surprised you never offered to "look after him" seeing as your track record is one of weird thoughts! lol
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?[/p][/quote]Surprised you never offered to "look after him" seeing as your track record is one of weird thoughts! lol Gold and Silver
  • Score: 27

1:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

shabina says...

did the paper need to show so many pictures of the guy .... kids read this you know !!!
did the paper need to show so many pictures of the guy .... kids read this you know !!! shabina
  • Score: -5

2:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Gold and Silver wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?
Surprised you never offered to "look after him" seeing as your track record is one of weird thoughts! lol
Oh look whos crept back under another user name.

Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn
[quote][p][bold]Gold and Silver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?[/p][/quote]Surprised you never offered to "look after him" seeing as your track record is one of weird thoughts! lol[/p][/quote]Oh look whos crept back under another user name. Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnn Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 8

4:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Wispy Wonder wrote:
I think the yobs in the car are utterly disgusting. The nude man is clearly ill and all they do is call him 'batty boy', antagonise him, and encourage him to fight. The nude guy may be mentally ill, but they are just sick little cowards.
I think they are the ones who actually need help, at least they need educating in respect, not ridicule. They are just plain nasty ignorant trash.
Help the higher Green one.
[quote][p][bold]Wispy Wonder[/bold] wrote: I think the yobs in the car are utterly disgusting. The nude man is clearly ill and all they do is call him 'batty boy', antagonise him, and encourage him to fight. The nude guy may be mentally ill, but they are just sick little cowards.[/p][/quote]I think they are the ones who actually need help, at least they need educating in respect, not ridicule. They are just plain nasty ignorant trash. Help the higher Green one. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -5

4:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ?

Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?
Didn't you read snazzyjack's comment above?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?[/p][/quote]Didn't you read snazzyjack's comment above? sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -7

5:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

Sadly, they have to catch him first, before they can help him. It take a lot of organising due to coordinating the appropriate agencies to come together at the same time to section him. If he is not around when they turn up, they can't help him. I not see why they can't arrest him for indecent behaviour and then section him. I think he is begging for help, but not able to ask for it or had been denied help.
Whatever is going on, it is distressing everyone else, and making us very unhappy.
Sadly, they have to catch him first, before they can help him. It take a lot of organising due to coordinating the appropriate agencies to come together at the same time to section him. If he is not around when they turn up, they can't help him. I not see why they can't arrest him for indecent behaviour and then section him. I think he is begging for help, but not able to ask for it or had been denied help. Whatever is going on, it is distressing everyone else, and making us very unhappy. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 5

7:11pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ?

Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?
Didn't you read snazzyjack's comment above?
NO,
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Just as a matter of interest does anybody know who he is or if he is getting any help ? Surely someone must recognize him ...NO ?[/p][/quote]Didn't you read snazzyjack's comment above?[/p][/quote]NO, Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

8:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

GustavusAdolphus says...

If anyone's sick, it's the yobs in the car - mouthing off, calling him "batty boy" (haven't they realised that calling people gay as a catch-all insult is so 1990s, unless you're in a class of 12 year olds or in Uganda?). Notice they insult him from the car, because if they'd got out, he'd have giving them a slap.

Hope the poor guy gets the help he needs. When he recovers, the last thing he'll want to find out is that his local rag have run a video of him when he was clearly not behaving rationally.

Someone tell me how this current fad for baiting odd people is any different from the days rich people would visit Bedlam (yes, that hospital now in West Wickham) and pay to laugh at the 'lunatics'? Google Hogarth's picture 'the rake's progress' if you don't believe me
If anyone's sick, it's the yobs in the car - mouthing off, calling him "batty boy" (haven't they realised that calling people gay as a catch-all insult is so 1990s, unless you're in a class of 12 year olds or in Uganda?). Notice they insult him from the car, because if they'd got out, he'd have giving them a slap. Hope the poor guy gets the help he needs. When he recovers, the last thing he'll want to find out is that his local rag have run a video of him when he was clearly not behaving rationally. Someone tell me how this current fad for baiting odd people is any different from the days rich people would visit Bedlam (yes, that hospital now in West Wickham) and pay to laugh at the 'lunatics'? Google Hogarth's picture 'the rake's progress' if you don't believe me GustavusAdolphus
  • Score: 23

12:58am Sat 26 Apr 14

Brook says...

Catch him?
Easy - a net, a taser and two German Shepherd dogs
Charge people £10 to watch and make a good profit
Maybe Gypo Joe could help with his 'orse?
Catch him? Easy - a net, a taser and two German Shepherd dogs Charge people £10 to watch and make a good profit Maybe Gypo Joe could help with his 'orse? Brook
  • Score: -29

11:11pm Sat 26 Apr 14

user22 says...

the met police have a habit or seriously injuring or killing these sorts of people when they try to arrest or section them. The future doesn't look good
the met police have a habit or seriously injuring or killing these sorts of people when they try to arrest or section them. The future doesn't look good user22
  • Score: 63

10:47am Tue 29 Apr 14

kentlad says...

snazzyjack wrote:
I do know him, and the poor boy is suffering from mental illness, come on, anyone can see it, anyway. If he was ok, he would prob put on the shorts first, before he started running down the street, it's sad, someone does need to take control of him, and get him sectioned. He has been this way for a while, but has seem to got worse.
If this young man is mentally ill as you say then he needs to seek help fast before he hurts himself or someone else.... there has been too many cases over the past few years where mentally ill patients have knifed innocent people.
The family or carer of the young man need to seek help immediately and use this article as evidence that he needs monitoring.
[quote][p][bold]snazzyjack[/bold] wrote: I do know him, and the poor boy is suffering from mental illness, come on, anyone can see it, anyway. If he was ok, he would prob put on the shorts first, before he started running down the street, it's sad, someone does need to take control of him, and get him sectioned. He has been this way for a while, but has seem to got worse.[/p][/quote]If this young man is mentally ill as you say then he needs to seek help fast before he hurts himself or someone else.... there has been too many cases over the past few years where mentally ill patients have knifed innocent people. The family or carer of the young man need to seek help immediately and use this article as evidence that he needs monitoring. kentlad
  • Score: 7

7:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

cherithporter says...

There are some strange people around.
There are some strange people around. cherithporter
  • Score: 2

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