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Tuesday 4 October 2022 02:06 PM Police release CCTV of man flexing his biceps while struggling to haul away ... trends now
Tuesday 4 October 2022 02:06 PM Police release CCTV of man flexing his biceps while struggling to haul away ... trends now

Tuesday 4 October 2022 02:06 PM Police release CCTV of man flexing his biceps while struggling to haul away ... trends now

Police have released bizarre CCTV showing the moment a man 'in his 50s' appeared to steal a massive bench from a town's controversial new US-style seating area.

The suspect was caught on camera rolling up his sleeves and flexing his muscles as he struggled to haul away the giant wooden sun-lounger in Louth, Lincolnshire.

It had formed part of a UK-first £60,000 'parklet' seating display recently installed in the market town, to the anger of some residents.

Locals previously criticised the seating as a 'waste of taxpayers cash' and said they looked like 'naff sun-loungers on some random decking''.

One disgruntled resident seemed to take the matter into his own hands when he removed part of the new seating area at 3am on Thursday.

Police have released bizarre CCTV showing the moment a man appeared to steal a massive bench

Police have released bizarre CCTV showing the moment a man appeared to steal a massive bench

The suspect was caught on camera rolling up his sleeves and flexing his muscles

The suspect was caught on camera rolling up his sleeves and flexing his muscles

Video footage released by Lincolnshire Police today shows the man lugging the bench down a side street on Little Butcher Lane where it was abandoned.

At one point he rolls up both jumper sleeves and flexes his biceps while seemingly muttering 'words of encouragement' to himself.

The force issued the CCTV as part of an ongoing appeal after two incidents of criminal damage and vandalism to the structure. 

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: 'We are appealing for help to identify the man in the video following reports of criminal damage in Louth.

'A white male believed to be approximately 50 to 65 years old reportedly removed the benches from Mercer Row and moved them to a side street on Little Butcher Lane.

The giant wooden sun-lounger in Louth, Lincolnshire, had formed part of a UK-first £60,000 'parklet' seating display recently installed in the market town

The giant wooden sun-lounger in Louth, Lincolnshire, had formed part of a UK-first £60,000 'parklet' seating display recently installed in the market town

'This was believed to have happened before 3am on Thursday 29 September.

'We would like to speak to the man in the video to help progress our enquiries.'

After the footage was posted on social media by police, one person commented: 'Love the way he rolls up his sleeves.

'You can see he's muttering words of encouragement, can almost hear him saying "come on, you've got this".'

Another added: 'You know he means business when he rolls up his sleeves.'

A third put: 'What happened to the good old days of taking a traffic cone home after a night out.'

At one point he rolls up both jumper sleeves and flexes his biceps while seemingly muttering 'words of encouragement' to himself.

The man rolling up his sleeves

At one point he rolls up both jumper sleeves and flexes his biceps while seemingly muttering 'words of encouragement' to

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