There are few things as maddening as not getting paid for a hard day’s work, and those waiting on a paycheck for services rendered are typically at the mercy of the client. One construction worker in Liverpool, however, took matters into his own hands after an apparent pay dispute with a Travelodge located in the city’s Innovation Park, and went nuts on it with a excavator vehicle.
Or, in the immortal words of Ray Liotta’s character in Goodfellas: “F*ck you, pay me.”
The scene unfolded on Monday afternoon as you can see in the above video, in which the excavator slowly sets upon the entrance-way of the Travelodge, smashing its way on in while other workers standing nearby filmed the unfolding madness on their phones.
In another video taken from inside the Travelodge the man can be heard yelling, “£600 f*cking quid! All you had to do was pay me my f*cking £600 quid!”
A final video of the aftermath shows a couple other workers desperately trying to open up the back of the digger to pull out the fuel pipe, only to have the driver eventually hop out on his own accord and take off running.
According to the Merseyside Police blotter, no one was believed to have been injured in the incident, other than one man who experienced eye irritation due to diesel exposure and was treated at the scene. Incredibly, the culprit remains at large as of Tuesday morning, and either way, the odds of him ever getting his £600 quid now seems highly unlikely.