Rock, paper, a machete? Garbage can! A video from the Upper West Side features one man wearing a white shirt wielding a machete and another man wearing a red shirt lunging with a large metal garbage can. Surprisingly, the garbage can got the better of the machete. 

Posted to Twitter by witness Paul Tena at around noon on Wednesday, the video shows the men dancing around a silver car with a woman between them. The fight started when the man in the white shirt made a comment about the other not paying attention as he was walking.   

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 "The fight started around the corner on 94th and moved out onto Broadway," he said Wednesday in an account provided by Tena to West Side Rag. "The first trash can was thrown at the car which prompted the man in white to get out his machete."

[The man in white] then chased the man in red into the Broadway median with [the machete] at which time I started filming," he continued. "The police arrived shortly after and the man in red flagged them down, tried to direct them to follow the car and even tried to get in the back seat of the squad car."

According to the New York Post, cops said that the fight started when "one of the men, a 35-year-old, was walking along the street looking at his phone and driver Louis Roman, 40, made a comment about him not paying attention and threatened him by flashing a gun clip."

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The response to the video on Twitter was scathing. Most users commented on the fact that the person with the garbage can beat up on the guy with the large knife. 

Others blamed the absurd street violence on Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

Other users were more concerned about the apparent descent of civilization to brawl in the streets with weapons. 

 "Welcome to de Blasio's NYC," wrote one viewer.