Bagel antics on Potters Bar train goes viral

PUBLISHED: 15:11 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 28 February 2017

Bagel antics on Potters Bar train goes viral.

Bagel antics on Potters Bar train goes viral.


A fight broke out at Potters Bar Station after women were placing bagels on other passengers’ heads while singing “for he’s a jolly good bagel” on a train.

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Twitter user Dougie Stew, who lives in Hatfield, tweeted a two-minute video of the ‘Bagel Gate’ incident, that took place on Sunday, February 26, and has now gone viral.

The video has been retweeted over 11,000 times and has been liked by more 19,000 Twitter users.

In the video, a woman places a bagel on a man’s head and in the background you can hear ‘he’s got a bagel on his head’ being chanted.

Later in the video you can hear ‘for he’s a jolly good bagel’ being sung by passengers.

Two women then burst into a verbal fight, but are held back by other passengers.

One of the women’s friends can be heard saying ‘stop it you’re going to get yourself arrested’.

A man, who was quite clearly fed up of having a bagel placed on his head, opens the train window and throws three bagels out while passengers shout ‘you got bageled’.

The video ends as police enter the carriage which then goes silent.

The train was brought to a halt at Potters Bar Station and police received a call to say that violence had broken out on the platform, while the bagel train was still at the station.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Police said: “Police were called at 1.12am on Sunday, February 26, to reports of violence and fighting at Potters Bar Railway Station.

“Officers attended and no allegations of any crimes were disclosed to police.

“All parties then departed from the station before officers left the scene.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We attended and spoke to passengers but no allegations of any offences were made.

“If anyone wants to come forward to make any complaints then we will investigate further.”

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