Don't mess with the big man! Moment furious passenger threw a foul-mouthed ticket-dodger off the train

By LUCY BUCKLAND



Is there a problem? After the conductor has been remonstrating with the teenager (his white beanie hat can just be seen popping over the seats), the 'big man' stands up and approaches the conductor



This is the moment a foul-mouthed rail fare cheat was on the receiving end of some rough justice, after being bundled off a train by a passenger.

Footage of the teenage troublemaker being thrown off a train by a fed-up fellow traveller on the ScotRail service between Edinburgh and Perth has become a viral hit after being uploaded to You Tube.

It begins when a conductor is told the teenager doesn't have a ticket and tells the driver of the train to stop until the youngster gets off.



Time to move on, son: The burly passenger looks down on the teenager before pushing him to the train door



When the youth refuses a shouting match ensues until a passenger, later referred to as 'the big man' leaps to his feet and frogmarches him off the train - and keeps pushing him off when he repeatedly tries to re-board the service.

A two-and-a-half minute video clip - ‘Scotrail No Ticket’ - was posted three days ago and has already been viewed almost 200,000 times.



The clip begins by showing the ticket inspector demanding the youngster leaves the train. He says he only has a single ticket to travel in the opposite direction. The youth responds by swearing back at him



In the clip, the white-haired ScotRail worker tells the youth: 'I’ll sit here all night pal. I’m getting paid for this but they (the passengers) will start moaning.'

The video continues with the lad protesting his innocence and claiming that he showed the ScotRail employee his ‘f*****g ticket’ while a group of stunned young children sit close by with their furious mother.

But the conductor adds: 'No you have not. Stop swearing.'

The video goes on to show the boy, wearing a beanie hat, produce a single ticket that allows travel in the opposite direction.



The ScotRail worker then tries to embarrass the non-payer in to leaving



The conductor repeats his previous threat telling the youth: 'No you are off, we will sit here all night. Why should they pay and not you?'

It is at this point that a tall, heavyset passenger gets up, approaches the pair and asks ‘Is there a problem here?’ before declaring ‘No problem - right you, off’.

He then grabs the lad by the scruff of his neck and bundles him off the train, trying not to clatter into other passengers.



The teenager tries unsuccessfully a couple of times to barge his way back on before the train doors close.

As the large man heads back to his seat the carriage erupts into applause and one passenger is clearly heard saying 'Cheers, big man'.

A ScotRail spokesman said: 'While we welcome the public’s support of our zero-tolerance stance on anti-social behaviour, our staff are trained in conflict management and we do not expect members of the public to take matters into their own hands.

'We are investigating the incident, which appears to show a person travelling without a valid ticket, refusing to pay for the journey, and swearing at a staff member in full view of customers.'



Once at the train doors, the 'big man' and the ticket collector heave the youngster off the carriage



And out you go: The passenger pushes the teenager on to the platform. Each time he tries to get back in, he pushes him back out again



The ticket inspector waves away any further protests by the teenager







source: dailymail

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