Two middle-aged women learned the hard way not to mess with another man’s stuff. The man in question caught the ladies trying to steal his beach canopy and filmed the hilarious encounter for YouTube. It has since gone viral and received more than one million views since its posting on July 5.
The incident in question took place at Florida’s New Smyma Beach on Independence Day. The video begins with the cameraman encountering two ladies trying to fold up his canopy.
“Is that yours?” the man asked the New Smyma Beach thieves.
“Yeah, but we don’t know how to do it,” one of the women responded in the viral video
“Oh, do you need some help?” the man asked.
“Do you know how to do it?” the woman replied.
“Yeah, this is our stuff,” the man told the ladies.
The two women seemed shocked to hear that the canopy and other items at New Smyma Beach were not theirs. The man filming the video promised he would “let it slide,” but that seemed to just anger the thieves even more. One demanded that the man turn off his camera, which led him to reply, “step away from my s–t.”
That same woman then confronted the man in this viral New Smyma Beach video and tried to take away the camera. The video ends at this point, but the man told Gawker that things only escalated from there.
“I continued to back up as we went around the canopy frame,” said the New Smyma Beach videographer, who only identified himself as “Rich.” “In the most bizarre moment she gnashed her teeth, lunging at me with an open palm and said, ‘I’’ll grab your d–k!’ I appreciated the offer but didn’t feel the chemistry was there.”
Rich continued: “The two then said they needed to call ‘Pat,’ which may or may not have been the androgynous SNL character. He or she was going to apparently clarify what they were doing with my stuff. Lady in Red said, ‘We need to get a phone, but not his. His phone is tainted.’ They then scurried off towards the parking lot.”
Watch the two women try to steal a canopy on New Smyma Beach below.
According to WKMG, the videographer’s wife called the police a short time later to report that their stuff was nearly stolen on New Smyma Beach. The wife said on the 911 call that she and her family had left the items there for about an hour while they brought their kids home for a nap. When police arrived, the thieves were gone, and the husband and wife declined to press charges.