Arnold Schwarzenegger takes matters into own hands and fills in pothole only to find out it wasn't a pothole
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He might have played the hard man in nearly every one of his action films, but Arnold Schwarzenegger has been doing some hard labor in Los Angeles.
However, The Terminator star might be facing judgement day (see what we did there) as authorities have criticized his heroic efforts.
The Total Recall actor captioned the post: “Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it.
“I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.”
At one point in the video, a driver stops and thanks Schwarzenegger for taking action. “You have to do it yourself. This is crazy. For three weeks I’ve been waiting for this hole to be closed,” he replies.
Since the clip was uploaded on 11 April, it has received over 10.5 million views as fans flock to thank the former politician for his good deed.
Over 4,000 people have commented on the video, with one user writing: “Very cool Arnie! Way to lead the way. Everyone else just sitting there thinking it’s where their taxes go.”
Many agreed, with one British fan using the opportunity to call out his council’s poor road maintenance in a hilarious moment in the thread.
They wrote: “Can you come to Sandy lane in Cobham and sort out road out too? It’s awful!! @ElmbridgeBC pull your finger out please.”
Others were more interested in how the bizarre moment came about, with one person adding: “Ok but I really want to see the outtake from when you went to Home Depot and asked them for what was needed to fix this.”
However, some were less impressed and had already taken to criticizing Schwarzenegger for filling in the street with asphalt, instead of concrete like the rest of the road.
One even gloomily wrote: “Prediction: The city will come dig it up again and make it worse and then slap a fine on Arnie.”
Shockingly, they are not far off as a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works has responded to the clip and stated that the pothole was in fact being used by utility company, Southern California Gas Company.
“This location is not a pothole,” they told NBC News, adding: “It’s a service trench that relates to active, permitted work being performed at the location by SoCal Gas, who expects the work to be completed by the end of May.”
The energy firm has also said that the repair is not fit for purpose as he used the wrong materials.
However, Daniel Ketchell, a spokesperson for the actor, said Brentwood residents have repeatedly made requests for repairs since winter storms opened up potholes and cracks on local roads.
After all that unappreciated effort, Schwarzenegger may feel like he got a Raw Deal…