A YOUNG boy jumping erratically around a shopping centre has explained he is a highly trained parkour expert.
Josh Gardner is performing moves like running along the edge of a bench and leaping down three steps at once because he is traversing urban areas like a ninja in school trainers.
He said: “I make it look easy. But leaping off a large concrete flower bin and going straight into an alert crouch then running off to the left is incredibly difficult.
“I got into parkour when I was eight. The buzz of jumping on a bench is unreal, and then to jump off it literally seconds later is mind-blowing. All these adults walking along at ground level. I pity them.
“Running along walls, swinging on lamposts, sliding under cycle racks, and I once did two benches in a row without touching the ground between. Sounds like I’m making it up, but my peep got it on TikTok.
“Parkour is life. It is freedom. I could totally outrun the feds if they followed me by this one specific route where I vault the bollards.”
Shopper Margaret Gerving, aged 78, said: “Parkour. That’s what’s wrong with him, is it?”