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'I'm a trained fighter!' Pedestrian's bizarre rant at bus driver who blocked illegally-parked car

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Video shows bus stop row between motorist and bus driver after he blocks her in A man wearing sunglasses can be heard telling the bus driver he will make sure his “career is jeopardised” and he is messing with a “highly trained professional” An bizarre argument between a pedestrian and a bus driver has been caught on camera after he was forced to block-in an illegally-parked car. The driver of the 93 bus service in Greater Manchester said he was forced to stop his vehicle beside a car, which was parked in the middle of the bus stop. Footage shows the silver Volkswagen sitting on double yellow lines, as the driver waited for his departure time in Prestwich. When the driver returned a fracas ensued and the woman began shouting at the driver claiming her child was in the back of the vehicle. The video, shared on Idiot UK Drivers Exposed, shows another man getting involved in the argument as the driver stands his ground, reports the MEN. In the clip the man, wearing sunglasses, can be heard telling the bus driver he will make sure his “career is jeopardised” and he is messing with a “highly trained professional”. He says: “I have to tell you three times. "One, I am a trained fighter, two, I am a trained fighter, three, I am a trained fighter. “So if you put one finger on me mate I am going to wipe the floor with you. “People like you need to get a real job and stop bullying people.” The woman can then be seen shouting at the bus driver she will “report him for abuse” before dashing back to the trapped car. A message from the bus driver on Facebook said: “I approached the bus stop and there was a car parked up in the middle of it with no driver inside and in sight. “I pulled in as much as I could but my part of my bus was blocking that car. "I had four to five minutes before my departure, so I switched the engine off and minded my own business. “I didn’t even notice when the car owner came back and instead of asking me politely to let her out she started beeping at me so at this point I politely explained that I can’t leave my terminus early and that she shouldn’t be parked there anyway. “A moment later this bloke turned up recording me on his iPhone and talking a lot, wouldn’t even let me say too much as he kept talking and shouting.” The video has since been seen by more than 300,000 people and has been shared by more than 2,200 people on Facebook. A spokesman from bus service providers FirstGroup said: “Bus services provide connections for customers across Greater Manchester and it’s vital that stopping points are kept clear for the safety of bus passengers and other road users. “In recent years First and local authorities have invested heavily to improve bus stop access for customers including the use of low floor, kneeling buses - which many people now rely on. “Our bus drivers therefore need the support of the public to keep bus stops clear for customers particularly those with mobility difficulties. “We ask our drivers to remain professional at all times and we will be speaking with our driver to review how this was handled. "However, this incident does highlight the difficulties inconsiderate parking causes for all road users alike.” Video courtesy of Idiot UK Drivers Exposed Facebook page