A video showing a young delivery man getting repeatedly slapped and berated by another driver went viral after it was posted to Weibo. The incident occurred in Beijing on Sunday after the delivery driver, a courier for SF Express, hit another man’s car with his tuk tuk, Huanqui reports.
The car owner became belligerent after he realized his vehicle had been scratched. The video shows him shouting at the delivery driver and aggressively slapping him a total of six times. The courier can be heard apologizing profusely. Despite being attacked, he never attempts to fight back or defend himself. The video shows two men come to his aid in an attempt to calm the enraged driver down. At one point the victim can be seen hiding behind one of the men as the angry driver continues his assault.
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After the attack, SF Express issued a statement on their Weibo account saying: “Our delivery men are kids in their twenties. They travel streets in all weather and serve the community with smiles despite their toil. We sincerely wish for understanding when such incidents happen. Respect comes first.”
They also said they made sure that their employee was taken to the hospital where he reportedly received treatment for soft tissue injuries.
The video received a lot of attention after it was posted to the popular social media site. Many users argued that the victim should have fought back. However, one user wrote, “I am a delivery man at Shunfeng. I remember during my induction training, I was told not to fight back when a client curses at me or beats me."
According to police, the attacker has been detained. They also reported that the delivery driver did not break any traffic laws. The case is still under investigation.
[Images via YouTube/People’s Daily]