A man was captured on surveillance footage calmly eating noodles amid a horrifying street fight in Keelung City, Taiwan. The brawl, involving around 40 knife-wielding triad members, resulted in sliced hand tendons and a cut off nose.
The video, which was shot in January but only recently published online, shows a man in a blue shirt dining in a street food stall just three meters away from the chaotic scene. Even as the opposing gangs stood on either side of him arguing, he simply moved a little bit to the edge of the table to continue eating.
The Taiwanese police at first thought the noodle-eating man, who only left after watching the fight for some 10 minutes, was the mastermind behind the whole ordeal, as he appeared too calm.
According to the brave man, he “risked his life” to finish the noodles because he did not want to waste the food, which was only delivered to him shortly before the fight broke out.
Watch the video here:
By Joyce Ng