The video above shows the shocking moment when a horde of South London residents stole cases of water from London Marathon runners today, shoving them in bags, suitcases, and carrying them off down the streets.
The videos were posted online today, and shows dozens of people making off with bottles of Buxton water.
The Mail reports:
The mob were pictured descending on tables laid out with liquid in Deptford, south-east London, just after the 26.2 mile event started.
Eyewitnesses say a group of opportunistic thieves started stealing the bottles minutes after the front runners had passed through.
One man even brought a trolley with him to pile up crates of the water which should have been much needed refreshment for the athletes.
The Mirror adds:
Bystanders including children could be seen reaching into crates filled with multipacks of bottled water and putting them into three-wheel shopping trolleys, large plastic shopping bags and even on top of pushchairs.
The Buxton water marshalls seemed helpless as people pushed over the top of each other grabbing what they could.
Filming the moment appeared to be one the water station volunteers, thought to be Mark Hudson, who sarcastically said the water supply hadn’t reached the area yet in a Facebook post.
The police are investigated the incident, and Buxton water officials at the scene were warned to avoid altercations with the thieving residents.