On Saturday, three attackers killed seven people and injured 48 in a van and knife attack near London Bridge. In the videos and photos that circulated on social media in the aftermath, one man stood out from the crowd. Why? As police evacuated nearby bars and restaurants, he fled the scene of the attack with his beer in hand.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the man seems to be Paul Armstrong from Merseyside. A Facebook post shared by a relative said that he was uninjured, and took his pint with him because alcohol is overpriced in the capital. It reads: “So that guy with the pint? Yes, that’s the elusive Paul Armstrong. That’s what happens when you’re a Scouser paying London pint prices.”
Social media felt pretty inspired by the scene.
And if you've ever been out for the night in an expensive city, you'd probably do the same.
The people hating on this guy are blatantly NOT British. We find this a) funny and b) admirable.— Sgt.Big_Bubbles! (@Big_Bubbaloola) June 4, 2017
Nah, this is London. We make jokes *as we run away*. You can bet someone next to him commented on that— Calais Bin Lady-ret (@Rachel_Mantell) June 4, 2017
He's following politicians advice not to let terror change the way we live.— gretel andersen (@gretel_andersen) June 4, 2017
And at London prices, you wouldn't want to spill it either.— Dastardly Danny (@dastardlydanny) June 4, 2017
We all wish we were as cool as this guy.