A toddler’s furious father has been filmed punching a smoker in the face inside a lift after he tried in vain to get the man to put out his cigarette.
Footage of the fist fight was captured inside a shopping centre lift in Shengzhou City, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province.
The video shows the dad, known only as Mr Lu, holding his toddler son in his arms while quarrelling with the smoker, known only as Mr Chen, who appears to be younger and physically smaller.
In the clip, Mr Lu shoves the young smoker and grabs him by his clothing before landing a hard left hook to his face.
This is after the baby’s mum quickly carried the child away from his increasingly angry dad.
Mr Chen, who is wearing an apron and appears to be a shopping centre employee, tries to retaliate but is overpowered by the father, who continues the battering as the lift doors open.
The pair can be seen tussling on the floor of the foyer, outside the lift, as the video ends.
The pair were both later summoned by police for the punch-up.
“He blew smoke in my face and things turned unpleasant after I pushed him,” Mr Lu said.
Sanjiang Police Station chief Zhang Cheng said Mr Chen was badly hurt and called the police.
“During question, Chen recognised his wrongdoing and apologised to Lu for smoking inside the lift,” the police chief said.
“Lu accepted his apology and agreed to cover his medical bills and other fees.”
Mr Lu compensated the young smoker $316 and no further charges have been pressed.