In the day or so since the whole incident went down, videos and stories about it have made quite a stir on social media. So much so, in fact, that a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help raise the money the dude was owed (as well as whatever subsequent funds he'll need to inevitably deal with legal fees as a result of his actions). As of this writing, a whopping $6,200 had been pledged.
The person who launched the campaign says the man in question, who has already been identified but not named, will be the "silent beneficiary" of all funds raised and that he is not only a "deserves huge respect and he’s a real gent who has stuck up for himself, his income and many in the building industry," as building workers going unpaid for services rendered is evidently a huge issue in the area.
And while that may be true, it's tough to imagine how this whole brouhaha won't have an adverse effect on his prospective employment opportunities going forward. It's probably safe to assume "destroyed former employer's property" doesn't really pop in quite the right way on a resume.
Though even if what this guy did was idiotic and dangerous, it's tough not to feel at least a little inspired by seeing an exploited worker standing up to their employer in such a badass way.
h/t Liverpool Echo