Bus refused to let man board so he sat in front of it

News 02/05/2017

PHOTO: MARK SHIELDS

One lad staged a one-man (but highly effective) protest this morning after an Auckland bus refused to let him on board outside the Langham Hotel on Symonds Street. 

The bus had just pulled away from the stop when the man ran it straight and tried to board.  

"[The man] banged on the glass, then he ran around and banged on the front window," said Mark Shields, a passenger on the bus told Stuff.

After the man planted his ass in front of the bus so it couldn’t move in protest, everyone got off and the police were called in.

Shields said the whole shebang made him late for work.

Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan told Stuff the man: "put both hands on the bus as if to try and push it backwards".

"The person then sat in front of the bus for a short time before getting up when police arrived.

"The driver says he did not hear the person shout or speak and didn't recognise him as a passenger."

What do you reckon team, legend? Or loser?