A CROP-wielding landowner called a dog walker “fat boy” during an extraordinary rant at a group who strayed on to his farm.
American Philip Adkins was in full eventing gear as he yelled from the saddle of his horse: “You are trespassing! Get off my property!”
Minutes later, he galloped his horse back to its stable then returned on a golf buggy to berate the three walkers for letting their German shepherd run loose.
As one of the group recorded him, Mr Adkins ranted: “Go ahead — post it on Facebook, fat boy!”
The three claimed they had inadvertently strayed on to Mr Adkins’ estate, near Peterborough, Cambs.
But they were allegedly warned on two previous occasions about letting their dog run loose as sheep and foals were grazing nearby.
But in Tuesday’s clash, Mr Adkins was recorded shouting: “It’s not the footpath, idiots! Don’t tell me what to do on my property.”
Gesticulating from his golf buggy with a crop, he also told them: “You have a dangerous dog that you did not have under control.”
In another clip, Mr Adkins threatens to take the law into his own hands if he sees the dog loose again.
The holidaymakers said they were traumatised and returned home early.
One said “We were all fearful for our lives.
“He started throwing vile comments at us, even calling me ‘fat boy’.”
Police said they were investigating the incident.
Mr Adkins told The Sun last night: “The English countryside values civility and the rule of law. I have always welcomed anyone who sticks to these.”
His rant in full
“It’s not a footpath idiots! Don’t tell me what to do on my property.”
Asked not to shout, he shouted: “Get off my property! Get off my property! You are trespassing! You are trespassing! Get off my property! Get off my property!”
Gesticulating from his golf buggy with a riding crop, Adkins says: “Please exit. You are trespassing. Do you understand, you are trespassing?
“No, no, no you are trespassing. You have a dangerous dog that you did not have under control.
“Go ahead and post it on Facebook fat boy and DON’T come back!”
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