He was dragging his foot because he already knew he had a problem. Many older bikes had caps with two bolts holding them on that held the front wheel in place. Maybe they were not tightened and lost the bolts or maybe were broken from overtightening. It seems to come out of the left leg first. The front wheel definitely detaches, rolling under and pitching the bike.
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