EXCLUSIVE Mobility scooter pensioner who attacked man over the last steak pasty ‘also punched Big Issue seller after nearly running over his dog’
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A pensioner who went on a mobility scooter rampage in a row over a pasty allegedly attacked a Big Issue seller in the town just weeks earlier after trying to run over his dog.
The real-life Bad Grandpa rammed into another man after allegedly missing out on the last steak pasty as the unsavoury scenes exploded in the quiet port hub of Bideford in Devon.
Now local magazine seller Sam Oates has come forward to claim the man previously tried to run over his beloved dog Demi and, when he complained, jumped up to punch him in the face.
A pensioner who went on a mobility scooter rampage in the Devon town of Bideford a row over a pasty allegedly attacked a Big Issue seller in the town just weeks earlier after trying to run over his dog
Now local magazine seller Sam Oates has come forward to claim the man previously tried to run over his beloved dog Demi and, when he complained, jumped up to punch him in the face
Mr Oates – who pays £350 per month for his pitch outside Co-Op where he has been for two years – said: ‘I was just here with my dog around a month ago and I could see him steering toward her.
‘Lucky I had her on the lead as I pulled him out of the way and I shouted ‘watch out’ at him because he nearly killed my dog. Next thing I knew he just got up and punched me.
‘I’ve got no doubt he was aiming for my dog then he jumped up and hit me like he didn’t need it.’
Mr Oatley says he frequently sees the man around the town with family members.
He hopes the police’s involvement in the pasty incident will put a stop to the pensioner’s reckless antics.
Pictured: A PCSO riding the seized mobility scooter back to the police station
The shocking moment a war erupted outside a bakery after a hangry pensioner on a mobility scooter appeared to run down another man for buying the last pasty.
The OAP on the mobility scooter can be seen holding his walking stick in one hand while controlling his vehicle with the other.
Witnesses say the hangry pasty lover was ‘taking it out’ on a few people
He added: ‘He’s an old miserable man, he’s probably in his 60s or 70s. I don’t know why he acts like that. He had somebody else with him who stuck up for him.
‘Nobody deserves to get hit and I hope the police deal with him.’
Shopper Oak Leigh filmed the slow-motion rampage and said she saw the OAP ‘taking it out’ on a few people outside Country Cottage Bakery.
She said: ‘They were arguing because he had the last pasty from the bakery and then bumped into him.
‘He was taking it out on a few people there.
In the video clip the mobility scooter user can be seen holding his walking stick while controlling his vehicle with one hand.
Another person then shouts: ‘I said do you want help.’
The man replies but it is difficult to make out his response.
Seconds later he appears to drive his mobility scooter at another man, forcing him to fall over a sign. Someone then screams: ‘You dare! You just knocked him over!’
People then gather to help the man up from the floor.
Police confirmed they had identified the man and confiscated his scooter, which an officer away.
Mr Oatley says he frequently sees the man around the town with family members
A spokesman for Bideford Police said: ‘Residents of Bideford may have seen this slightly unusual sight today.
‘And while we are an equal opportunity employer, no, we currently don’t have any plans to launch mobility scooter patrols.
‘We attended an incident early today which led to us seizing a mobility scooter which one of our officers then had to ride back to the station!
‘We have identified the owner but all other parties had already left prior to our arrival. ‘We don’t currently have any victims that have come forward to us.
‘If you were involved in the incident and wish to report this to us, please call 101 and quote log number: 298 (12/12/23).’
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