Three teenagers have been named and shamed on social media after allegedly promising to treat a homeless man to a Nando’s only to run off and leave him in the restaurant without any food while filming him.
Fellow diners said they saw the three girls – all thought to be 16 or 17 – taunt the man after telling him they would get him a cheeky meal from the Woolwich branch in south-east London.
One girl was left so angry at the girls’ behaviour she snapped a photo of them outside, allegedly laughing and joking about the man’s plight.
She watched them filming his reaction to being abandoned. Other witnesses said the three girls followed him around Woolwich ‘terrorising’ him.
She wrote on Facebook:
I can’t believe what myself and other people just witnessed in Woolwich this evening.
Three loud girls came storming in with there cameras filming and taking pics of a homeless man strolling along behind and they were saying ‘We are going to pay for your dinner and buy you Nando’s.’
They told the man to sit down and the three girls went to the counter and was talking to the staff. They then ordered his food and they was going outside for a cigarette. He asked what did you order?
And they kept laughing, everyone in Nando’s were looking at them because of how loud they were being and this bright flash they had from there phones recording what was happening.
She then said the man went to the counter to see if there was any food for him, adding:
The man looked so upset and apologised to the workers. The girls were outside recording him and laughing hysterically while recording him as he was walking out.
They had no intention of ordering him any food. Instead they followed him, laughing and terrorising him.
Absolutely disgusting I hope you are all proud and it made you feel good about yourselves! The poor man was so upset.
She says she then bought the man’s meal.
Following the social media reaction, posters began to name the girls – and one claiming to be the blonde teen stepped in to defend herself and her friend’s actions.
Lol for everyone talking my name and talking shit actually know what was going on I’m a 17 year old girl yeh and we walked out of McDonald’s and he come up to us and approached us asking for a fag.I do not smoke I told him no he wasn’t happy and said can I buy him a drink we got him a drink it wasn’t good enough for him he wanted more.
I told him to leave me alone and my friends and he started telling my friend how he would do things to her so I walked into Nando’s walked to the bar and told the man we are pretending to order food so the man leaves us alone and the man on the counter went along with it.
We said we are going outside so my friend cos have a fag and then we could walk away he come out and started shouting at us saying yours are liars and he grabbed my friend so she defended herself and pushed him away.
The witness responded to the post, adding:
No that’s not the story. There was six witnesses including me! You were terrorising him all the way down the street. You three were vile.
You wasn’t scared I would have been the first to help if that was the case. You was bullying and taking the mickey out of a homeless man.
He sat down freezing cold expecting you to get him something to eat and then you just left laughing and filming him! Karma.
It looks like this story will rumble on and on until the truth is out.