Banned elderly pubgoer knocked down by flying chair in Wetherspoons pub during row
A pensioner was knocked unconscious by a chair flung across a Wetherspoons pub he is allegedly barred from during a row.
CCTV footage – which has been shared online and since gone viral – shows the unknown elderly man hit by the “ghost chair” as he walks across the boozer, believed to be The Thomas Frost in Liverpool.
Wearing a black bobble hat and jacket, and carrying a plastic bag, the victim can be seen turning to shout at someone out of frame across the Walton Road pub on December 9.
Suddenly, a chair strikes him on the head and he collapses to the ground with staff and customers rushing to his aid.
A Wetherspoon spokesperson said the injured man had been banned but sneaked in without staff knowing before allegedly trying to steal a mobile phone.
They said: “A customer who is barred, gained admission to the pub unbeknown the duty manager.
“It is alleged that he tried to steal a mobile phone from a table, and an argument ensued between the barred customer and the customer who owned the phone.
“The customer who owned the phone then proceeded to throw a chair at the customer, knocking him to the floor.
“The duty manger then became involved and went to assist the barred customer, he was asked if he was okay and did he need any attention, he declined this, then became abusive towards staff and he left the pub
“The other party was asked to leave and they did so.
“We apologise to our customers that this happened in our pub,” the spokesperson added.
The video, which was shared on social media, has gained over 133,000 views and 1,500 likes leaving users shocked at the violent incident.
“Ghost chair caught on camera,” wrote one person.
Another added: “I seen that today wtf, maybe food was s***.”
Someone else wrote: “Who throws a chair at an Arl fella walking away with his back turned aswel fin shouse.”
Merseyside Police had no record of a complaint or report made in relation to this incident.