Man given 15 days’ detention for slapping stewardess on Chinese train

Passenger launches vicious assault on young woman after being told there is no room in the dining carriage

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 July, 2017, 6:52pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 July, 2017, 6:52pm

A Chinese man has been given 15 days in detention for slapping a railway stewardess five times in the face after she told him he couldn’t sit in the train’s dining car, mainland media reported.

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The incident happened on Friday morning as the man, surnamed Wang, was travelling through the northern province of Gansu, news portal Thepaper.cn reported on Saturday.

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Wang, who works for the local railway bureau, asked the unnamed waitress to find him a seat in the dining carriage although he said he didn’t wish to eat. When she told him there was no room, he lost his temper, the report said.

In a video of the incident that was circulated online, the man can clearly be seen pushing the waitress in front of dozens of other passengers.

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“Can I sit here? Can I sit here?” he yells, before slapping her five times.

The waitress is then seen sobbing with a hand covering her face.

Lanzhou Railway Police said in a social media post on Saturday that Wang had been punished with a 15-day detention and a 1,000 yuan (US$148) fine.