Picture: Elliott Johnson Snapchat
A driver watched on helplessly as his car was lifted by a furious farmer in his forklift truck and dumped in the road.
The grey Vauxhall Corsa was blocking an entrance to the farmer’s fields.
He’d parked a short distance from Low Force Waterfall, on the River Tees – 20 miles outside of Barnard Castle, County Durham.
The car was lifted by the truck’s front spikes and tossed into the air before rolling to a halt.
The car driver tried to stop the farmer by kicking the truck’s tyres and shouting.
He also filmed the incident on his mobile phone.
It was posted by Elliott Johnson on Snapchat with the caption:
“Glad it was just my courtesy car.”
The footage has been viewed more than a million times.
Driver has blocked farm gate with his car.
Motorist has smartphone.
Farmer has forklift.
Who's gonna win this one?
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) June 7, 2021
BBC 2 presenter Jeremy Vine tweeted the video and said:
“Driver has blocked farm gate with his car. Motorist has smartphone. Farmer has forklift. Who’s gonna win this one?”
A Durham Constabulary statement said:
“We were alerted to reports of an incident at a farm in the Teesdale area shortly after 5.45pm on June 5.
“Officers attended the scene and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.”