Shocking moment man starts doing press-ups in front of oncoming taxi on busy Sheffield street

An onlooker said he was concerned after witnessing a man 'attacking' a police car in Sheffield city centre on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 1:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:06 pm

In a video taken by the onlooker, the man can be seen attempting to fight a post and an empty police patrol car parked on the side of the road on High Street, near Sports Direct and Poundland.

He then proceeded to start doing push-ups in the middle of the road in front of an oncoming taxi.

The onlooker, Twitter user @WinnerRobK, said the man had already been attacking the police car before he started filming.

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The man is seen doing push-ups in front of an oncoming taxi. Video  by @WinnerRobK
The man is seen doing push-ups in front of an oncoming taxi. Video by @WinnerRobK

The shocked onlooker said women were "shielding the children" from looking.

He said: "I was concerned but close to somewhere I could escape from the man. I filmed this to pass on the concerns to others.

"I started filming having seen women shield the children from looking," he said, adding that the man was being "outwardly violent to anything or potentially anyone."

"I see these issues only too often and the associated issues of crime and shoplifters are frequently visible too.

“If I am honest, in the old castle market area and castle square, the behaviour is very bad and commonly witnessed.”

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said they were aware of the footage.

A spokeswoman said: "We did receive a call at around 5pm yesterday (January 7) about some minor public disruption in the city centre.

"During the call, the caller stated the disruption had ended. No further action was required."