Chinese netizens are now calling for heavy punishment for an elderly man for slapping a traffic police right after being caught in a traffic violation.
|Old man frantically overtook the red light and slapped the traffic police|
According to Shanghaiist, the man crossed an intersection in Binzhou City, Shandong Province, despite the red light still on. The man's actions caused many vehicles to stop or steer to avoid crashing into him.
In a video recording the incident on October 29, the old man cursed and slapped the traffic police then left.
The man was summoned to the police station and the incident is under investigation. However, social media users Weibo suspected that the incident would go nowhere and that the man would not be punished due to his age.
"If the offender is under 14 or over 70, he will be fine," one netizen said, referring to a recent case where a 13-year-old boy brutally murdered a girl. 10 years old without trial.