Footage showing a botched attempted robbery went viral on social media recently. South Africans couldn’t stop praising the victim for his elusive running skills.
A short video was shared via Facebook on Friday showing how a man evades criminals as they attempt to rob him.
Briefly.co.za noted that the video has been liked nearly 4 000 times and received more than 500 comments.
The viral post starts off showing the man walking down the street in the evening with a small grocery bag, assumed to contain a loaf of bread and a milk carton.
A car can then be seen driving towards the target and comes to a stop as it reaches him.
The quick-thinking man immediately sprints back down the road, forcing the car to reverse to catch him.
His route forces the car to reverse over a speed bump as they attempt to follow him.
Soon after they pass the speed bump, he runs in the opposite direction, thereby forcing the car to drive over the speed bump again.
The back and forth throws the driver off and the speed bump slows the car down.
Another motorist then passes by, which also seems to frustrate the criminals as they abandon their pursuit.
South Africans found the footage hilarious and praised the man for his speedy reaction and twinkle toes.
While most saw the funny side, some pointed out that it was so close to ending in tragedy.
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