A shop owner in China was beaten up by thugs after he tried to stop and scolded a kid who was peeing outside his shop.
According to local Chinese media, the incident happened at a convenience store in Pingnan, Guangxi on Thursday.
Security footage captured near the store shows a boy casually taking a piss by a tree on a sidewalk, Shanghaiist reports.
When the store owner saw what the boy was doing, he kicked the child from behind and then pulled him in an area not reached by the camera. It is unclear whether the man merely scolded the boy or punished him physically. After taking his photo, the man let the child go.
A few hours later, the boy returned, along with six older men who confronted the shop owner. A heated argument ensued and immediately escalated into physical violence. A woman can be seen trying to intervene but her efforts were to no avail.
Overwhelmed by the thugs, the shop owner got beaten up and then dragged out of his store. The group of men threw the owner on the sidewalk where they continued to kick and punch him. Some of the men even used metal rods to hit the poor victim.
It was not reported how bad the injuries the man sustained and whether the thugs were charged over the assault.
Earlier this month, a similar incident happened in Henan province where an elderly street cleaner was up beaten and got hospitalized after she tried to stop a child from defecating in public.