An Australian man films the terrifying moment a man pulls him over and asks for money in a ‘sketchy’ part of Los Angeles, revealing his unique ‘anti-theft’ method
- Australian TikTok user was confronted by two men in Los Angeles
- One asks for money and demands that he get off his bike
- The Australian yells at the man before the pair release him.
An Australian man filmed himself yelling at a man during an alleged robbery attempt in a “sketchy area” of Los Angeles, in what he says is his way of deterring thieves.
TikTok user Turan Salis, 20, who goes by shearingshedvlogs online, is seen in the video being confronted by two men while heading down a bike lane in Los Angeles.
“Hey, hey, slow down, slow down,” one of the men says as he approaches the young Australian.
Are you from around here? he asks.
Mr. Salis angrily yells at the man, ‘Oi! Why are you talking to me?!
A young Australian man was confronted by two men in a ‘sketchy area’ of Los Angeles.
The man then asks the TikTok user if he has any money.
‘Are you trying to start something brah?’ Mr. Salis continues aloud.
The man then demands the Australian to “get off the bike” while holding on to it.
‘Hey!’ Mr. Salis yells again.
‘Yes, get off the bike,’ the man replies.
The man’s friend then says something to him, prompting him to drop Mr. Salis’s bike.
‘Oh, is he with you? My bad, he tells the other man.
Mr. Salis swears to himself before leaving.
The TikTok user suggested in the clip’s caption that people should raise their voices when approached in the United States.
“You should use your voice when talking to someone who approaches you in sketchy areas, because strangers don’t really come up to you for a friendly chat about the weather like we do in Australia,” she wrote.
TikTok user Turan Salis (pictured) yelled at a man who grabbed his bike and asked if he had any money.
The bizarre TikTok clip of Mr. Salis has racked up more than two million views.
Some users applauded him for standing his ground during the attempted robbery.
“You stayed very cool and under pressure bro, good job,” one wrote.
“De-escalation skills are on point.” said another.
But other viewers criticized Salis for the way he handled the situation.
“Relax bro, you’re going to get shot acting like that,” one onlooker commented.
A second wrote: “Doing this to the wrong guy will get you beat up.”
“The other guy protected you more than the yelling,” added another.
Mr. Salis, who used to work as a sheep shearer in Australia, spends his time traveling around different countries and vlogging his experiences.