A malfunctioning escalator unexpectedly accelerated yesterday in the Swedish town of Helsingborg, helping police break up a brawl between rival soccer fans in perhaps the best illustration of that Internet-famous Anchorman quote to date.

According to local reports, supporters of a one of the teams blamed the incident on a security guard, whom they claim pushed a special button that caused the escalator to rapidly speed up.

A far more likely cause, however, is brake failure due to overloading.

It's unclear if anyone was injured, but suffice it to say, these gents have a bone to pick with Mitch Hedberg.

[H/T: Reddit]