Bizarre moment festival-goer destroys homeowner’s garden display by launching a toy dog then snorts salt off the ground
- Festival-goer destroyed garden decorated to represent a scene in current affairs
- Crowds were making their way to We Are Festival in Barking and Dagenham
- Home’s devastated owner posted the video online to try to find the culprits
- Footage showed two men pretend to snort salt left on the ground for the display
A festival-goer pushed over a toy dog and pretended to snort salt left on the floor of a garden display, CCTV has revealed.
The man, whose identity is unknown, was filmed at 2pm on Saturday as he destroyed a front garden that had been decorated to represent a moment in current affairs.
Footage showed two revellers run into a garden near Central Park in Barking and Dagenham, where We Are Festival was held last weekend.
The home’s devastated owner posted the clip to social media to blast the men, who appeared to be teenagers, for ruining her garden.
She said the festival-goers wanted ‘to ruin this for everyone else’ when they rubbed lines of salt around the ground and pushed over elements of the display.
The man, whose identity is unknown, was filmed as he destroyed a front garden that had been decorated to represent a moment in current affairs
The man, pictured running to catch up with his friends, left his charging cable (pictured on the wall, right) behind as he fled the scene
In the short video the two men got onto their hands and knees and feigned snorting lines of salt left on the ground.
The first man then ran away, jumping over a short garden wall to rejoin his friends, while the second reveller knelt down by the salt and appeared to try to stroke a toy dog that had been laid out as part of the display.
The man pushed the dog over, put his face into the salt and then smeared it across the floor before launching himself over the wall – and losing his charger in the process.
Ellie-Mae Ryce, who lives in the house and decorated the garden, wrote on Facebook: ‘WHHYYYYY do people always have to ruin a nice thing? to the childish boy going to we are fest who jumped over our wall, smashed the glasses, launched the dog, said “i’m going to ruin this for everyone else” and wiped the salt everywhere, i have your charging lead, and your face on cctv, feel free to come collect and apologise.’
The man pushed the dog over (pictured), put his face into the salt and then smeared it across the floor before launching himself over the wall – and losing his charger in the process
Crowds of festival-goers could be seen making their way towards the site in the background of the CCTV footage. Pictured, the two men who headed into the garden
The garden had been decorated with a number of stuffed dogs, a colourful tent and lines of salt – presumably to represent the festival that was held that weekend.
Crowds of festival-goers could be seen making their way towards the site in the background of the CCTV footage.
We Are Festival is an award-winning dance music event, according to its website.
Others living nearby, who said they often enjoyed visiting the garden with their children to see the regularly-changed display, were disappointed to see revellers had destroyed it.
One wrote: ‘What a p***k I was just there a little while ago and everyone was so impressed with it lucky he never done it when I was there I would of jumped over and dragged him out by his hair x’
Another added: ‘Complete and utter w****s showing off in front of there girlfriends Just goes to show they have got no respect all I would like to say is just give me 2 minutes in my company and they would S**t there self’s and I’m a 65 years old but just get one on there own they will be crying for mummy.’
Another wrote: ‘A festival full of drunk immature kids is not suitable for a residential area. I feel for the residents who live close by.’
One said: ‘I often run past your garden and admire the scene with the display of currant affairs the “dogs” get up to. Don’t let it get the better of you- please keep it up.’
One added: ‘My daughter loves this house with all the dogs outside we stop there everyday what total Moran’s.’