WATCH: Bizarre CCTV captures man forcing way into gym

A man did squats before forcing his way into a gym overnight.
A man did squats before forcing his way into a gym overnight. Contributed

BOOZED up and determined to 'work out', a Mackay man forced his way into a local gym overnight causing damage to the front door.

CCTV has emerged from Muscle Garden Health & Fitness Centre showing an allegedly intoxicated man dressed in hi-vis arguing with staff before using his knee and arms to force open the sliding glass doors and gain entry to the local business.

The bizarre video also captured the man doing air squats and back squats with a make-believe barbell, before escalating his behaviour.


Muscle Garden owner Kay Nyenuh said he had to laugh at the first few minutes of the footage, but the damage the man caused was no laughing matter.

"He was at Austral and had a few drinks then walked up and tried to get into the gym," Kay said.

"One of our staff members was there training and he came out and the guy said he wanted to sign up. The staff member said he couldn't because it was outside of business hours and he was clearly intoxicated.

"He left and went back to his training session then the guy kept trying to get in and the staff member kept telling him off. He was aggressive at some points.

"Then he put his knee and hands through the door and forced it open."

Kay said after the man damaged the door around 9.30pm, he was called down to the gym to contact police.

"I got a call and went down there then went do to the police station to report it. Their forensic team came down this morning," he said.

"We are still waiting to get a quote for fixing the door. We had to hard lock it overnight so it was secure."

After sharing CCTV footage of the incident on social media, the community rallied behind the local business and quickly identified the man.

Taking the good with the bad, Kay said one positive to come out of the incident was finding out how good the CCTV system worked.

"The CCTV is great quality. We have had other businesses contact us to find out what system we are using," he said.

Police said charges are yet to be laid over the incident.

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