A 31-year-old man let his child eat food in the subway of Wuhan, a city in China‘s Hubei Province, and then hit a passenger who complained about it.
Like other subway systems in China and around Asia, the Wuhan Metro has banned eating or drinking in the paid areas of stations and on trains. The regulation, which went into effect in 2013, is aimed at keeping the subway clean and creating a pleasant environment for passengers.
According to local reports, the incident happened on Line 4 of the Wuhan Metro. A couple let their baby eat inside a train carriage. The child reportedly threw rubbish at a woman sitting next to them. When she complained, however, not only did the father refuse to apologize and to tell his son to stop eating, but he also began shouting at her.
A man sitting opposite them intervened on behalf of the woman. The father lost his temper, suddenly got up and punched the man in the face.
When the train arrived at the next stop, the man got off and returned home. However, he couldn’t forget about the incident and felt so upset about what had happened that the following day he went to a police station to report the man who had attacked him.
Using CCTV footage the police soon tracked down the suspect. The man, surnamed Chen, explained that his son was not feeling well and he and his wife were trying to calm him down by giving him food. Since he was already in a bad mood, when people started arguing with him he could not control himself.
Chen was detained for 10 days and fined 500 yuan.
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