Anytime Fitness chaos: Collingwood man kicks in front door as he tries to access 24/7 gym in Melbourne
- Man smashes door trying to break into gym
- Witnesses confronted by late night tirade
Shocking footage has captured the moment an outraged man tried to smash in the front door of a 24/7 gym to try and access the venue.
The man was seen kicking the front door of the Anytime Fitness on Wellington Street at Collingwood, in Melbourne, on Sunday night.
He was dressed in a beige wet-jacket and all black clothing and was visibly angry as he tried to force his way into the building.
The man smashes the glass on the door as the tries to break into a gym in Melbourne
A terrified gym-goer filmed the incident unfold as the man launched into his violent outburst.
Footage of the shocking incident was posted to TikTok with video showing part of the glass door smashed.
The man is seen mouthing ‘open the door’ to one onlooker as he kicks the locked door furiously in the bizarre tirade.
Gym-goers didn’t budge to the man’s demands to open the door as one onlooker inside the facility continued filming the dramatic scene.
At one point the man is seen gesturing with his right hand to the onlooker who was filming.
The chaos set off an emergency alarm as an automated voice message could be heard in the background saying, ‘an emergency button has been pressed’.
Moments later the man was seen lying on the ground as officers arrived at the scene.
He is seen gesturing to police before he is eventually hauled to his feet and escorted off the premises.
Anytime Fitness Collingwood told Daily Mail Australia they were aware of the incident.
They declined to comment on the matter.
The elderly man was seen yelling ‘open the door’ as witnesses watched on in horror
A Victoria Police spokesperson said a 78-year-old man had been arrested at the scene.
Footage of the incident drew plenty of comments from social media users.
‘The way he kicks it in then asks you to let him in like he’s safe to be around,’ one wrote.
‘That’s one way to get your workout in!’ another wrote.
A third added: ‘Vision of the shocking incident posted on social media shows part of the glass door smashed.’