Drunk Man Trashes Wetherspoon's Christmas Tree After 'Two-Day Bender'
A man trashed a Christmas tree in his local Wetherspoon - and got himself barred in the process - after going on a two-day bender.
Thomas Paul was in a branch of Wetherspoon in Canton, Cardiff, when he climbed the stairs, hooked his leg over the banister and dropped down onto the massive, newly-decorated tree.
In a clip, which was shared on social media, a drunken Paul can be seen knocking the tree to the deck and sending baubles flying. Someone else in the bar can be heard asking: "Are you serious? Did that just f***ing happen?"
To which Paul replies: "Sorry, I fell."
Speaking to Wales Online after the incident, Paul insisted it was just 'a laugh' and said he was 'off his trumpet', whatever that means.
Asked why he did it, he explained: "Basically I was really p***ed and I had not been asleep for a couple of days.
"I just thought I would jump. One of the boys told me to do it, it didn't take much persuasion.
"I was just in the Christmas spirit."
He added: "They have got to expect that, haven't they? It's going to happen. I would do it all again - I would. I think it's funny, to be honest."
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But, understandably, staff at the pub didn't see the funny side.
One worker told the paper: "We spent four hours decorating the pub. We've got a Santa's Grotto for the children, and then some drunk idiot wants to come along and ruin it all.
"Staff were here until late getting it ready. I did a 12-hour shift to make sure it was.
"He turned around to tell me he had an epileptic fit and that's why he did it. I watched him jump off the top.
"People think it's funny but it's not at all. Last year this pub did not have Christmas decorations. But we've got new management and we tried to do something with it to make it more festive. We're just disappointed."
Despite what looks to be a fair old drop, Paul says he wasn't hurt in the incident and just sustained a few grazes to his arms in the fall. He went on to say he had been on a 'two-day bender' and had only bought one drink in Spoons.
A Wetherspoon spokesperson said Paul is now 'banned and will no longer be welcome in the pub'. CCTV footage of the incident has been handed to police.
And, in case you're worried about whether Christmas was ruined, the spokesperson added that the tree will be replaced.
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