"I was making my way home after dinner when we quite literally bumped into this chap on the escalators between the Northern and Central lines at Tottenham Court Road station," said footage-taken Sam Napper, adding that he initially thought the "drunk Japanese businessman" was putting on a show for "his FX Trader mates."

However, it quickly became apparent that the man was all alone and smashed beyond recognition. "I knew we were about to witness something truly brilliant," said Napper.

After several attempts were made to assist the staggering commuter, someone eventually hit the emergency stop button, and "let the poor sod out of his hamster wheel-like hell."

[video via SISFTI]