A new video has surfaced showing an apparently inebriated Toronto Mayor Rob Ford rambling in"Jamaican patois" (or his approximation of it) about being followed at a fast food joint in Toronto's Rexdale neighborhood.
Ford stands at a fast food counter retelling a story about, something. It's unclear what he's saying at first because he's speaking in "Jamaican patois," according to the video description on Youtube. He says "bumbaclot" a lot, which means "a cloth or rag used to wipe ones anal region," or just a substitute for "fuck," in Jamaican, according to UrbanDictionary. Speaking in English, Ford appears to tell stories about being followed, or hiding from someone chasing him. It's unclear which. He seems to say "counter-surveillance" at one point but it's impossible to tell exactly because he's slurring his words and can barely link one thought to the next.
Also the first word heard on the video appears to be "cocksucker."
Apparently people contacted the Toronto Star last night offering to sell footage of a drunk Rob Ford at a local steakhouse. It's unclear when the video was shot, but the Toronto Star's Robyn Doolittle was quick to point out Ford was wearing the same outfit at City Hall yesterday as he does in the video. Fellow city councillor Doug Ford, the mayor's brother, confirmed to Canadian Press reporter Katie Simpson that it is Rob in the video. But Doug argued the video was not shot last night because Rob is too heavy. The mayor has been working out lately.
Other Toronto sleuths, notably Jonathan Goldsbie, deduced that Ford is standing inside a Steak Queen, a local fast food chain. Apparently Ford likes to visit the Steak Queen in Rexdale "from time-to-time," and employee told the Toronto Star. Some times he visits Steak Queen around 3 a.m. for some late night munchies. So add that to the list of Ford unexplainable and un-mayorly late night activities.
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