Bottles of water, eggs and broccoli were among the items thrown across an Iceland store during a bizarre food fight between a security guard and a customer. It is not known what kicked off the astonishing scenes, but the customer appears to start by throwing food at the security man escorting him from the store in High Road, Ilford, London. Louis Hakes, 21, from Manchester, filmed the incident, at the end of which the security man appears to lunge at his opponent with an object in his right hand.
After filming the mayhem last night, he posted the video to social media with the caption: ‘When you go Iceland for a change and nearly end up in a food fight.’ The clip begins with the security guard mid-argument with the customer and walking him towards the exit of the store.
The guard, whose top clearly says ‘security’ on the back, and with a yellow band visible on the arm says to the man: ‘Hit me with a screwdriver.. Go on hit me with a screwdriver.’ He continues escorting the man to the exit when he picks up an item from the shelf and suddenly throws it at him.
The man again throws an item at the guard, who then picks up items from a nearby basket and begins retaliating.
Laughing can be heard as the all-out food fight ensues between the security guard and customer. The two exchange packs of bottled water, vegetables, and eggs, as the store’s alarm rings, and a voice is heard shouting: ‘Oi, oi, oi oi.’ At one point, as the two take swipes at one another, the guard appears to try to stab the customer with an object in his right hand.
The guard comes back into the store, with the customer seemingly leaving, and debris from the food fight can be seen all over the shop floor as the clip comes to an end. Speaking today, Louis said: ‘At first I thought they were joking when I heard raised voices.
‘There’s always loud people around this area and I thought nothing of it until the pushing and shoving started, and that’s when I started videoing.’ An Iceland spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘The security officer employed by our contractor in the Iceland Ilford store was filmed responding to an assault by a person he had detected attempting to steal goods.
‘The security officer accepts that he overreacted in retaliating as he did, because of the risk to innocent passers-by, and has been appropriately reprimanded by his employer.’
Source: The Metro