This is the moment a tool thief is caught red-handed and forced to suffer a tirade of angry abuse from his victim.
The man is believed to have stolen the workman’s tools and started driving off with them in his car.
But he was rumbled when he lost control of the getaway vehicle and it veered off the road, crashing into a tree.
The victim appears, realises what has happened, and storms up to him calling him a ‘f****** piece of s***’, and starts retrieving his tools from out of the thief’s car.
The furious exchange was captured on camera from an upstairs window in Oldham, Greater Manchester yesterday.
A tool thief (pictured in black) was caught red-handed and trapped in a furious exchange with his victim (dressed in blue) when his car (pictured) crashed into a tree in Oldham, Greater Manchester yesterday
The man (pictured by the car door) realises what has happened and storms towards the thief’s car to retrieve his tools from inside
Neighbour Connor Tyrer posted the video clip to Facebook where it has been viewed 426,000 times.
It is not clear if the thief has been arrested. MailOnline has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.
Mr Tyrer uploaded the footage on Sunday with the comment: ‘Guy just tried robbing someone’s work tools, crashed outside mine, (the other man) smashed the guy’s car up, then got his stuff and got off well done lad hahahahaha. Littlemoor for you.’
The clip shows the thief standing away from his car off camera as the angry man holding a shovel screams at him pointing it in his direction screaming: ‘F****** piece of s*** robs me f****** van man. F****** K***head!
‘Some of us have got to work for a f****** living.’
The man (pictured) shouts up to the person filming the video from an upstairs window in Oldham, Greater Manchester to explain what has happened
The thief’s black car has crashed into a tree and has both the driver’s and front passenger’s doors open and the windows smashed.
The thief can be heard pleading with the angry man as he puts his stolen tools back into his silver car, which he is believed to have used to chase him.
The thief can be heard saying: ‘Come on man, f****** hell.’
But the angry victim, replies: ‘Well it seems all my f****** gear’s in here ain’t it, you f****** p****!’
The victim is helped by another man to retrieve his tools. As he leaves the angry man walks towards the thief and says ‘(if I) see you about man, I’m going to f****** do you, I’m glad your car’s f*****.’
After being helped by another man to retrieve his stolen tools the victim (pictured in blue) walks away and gets in his car so he can drive off
Both the victim and the thief drive off in separate directions with the thief’s car losing his rear bumper as he drives away from the scene.
Astounded, one person commented on social media: ‘Well done, can’t believe he stood about playing with his tackle the scruffy t***, I’d clean them tools before you use them again.’
Another person wrote: ‘Nice one. About time someone did something about this. Scum.’
Someone else posted: ‘I was watching this hoping the guy whacked him around the head with a shovel, the thieving scum.’
Natalie Devlin said: ‘I’d have took his car keys left him stranded! Scruffy piece of s***.’
Christine Fatdog Hadfield added: ‘I don’t know how he held himself back to be honest.
‘I wouldn’t of blamed him for smashing the dirty light fingered b****** around the head. Would of more than deserved it.’