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This video watched two million times shows a young boy being pulled out of a toy castle in a restaurant play area and flung across the floor by another child’s parent.
The four-year-old victim’s mum, Ms Wang, said her son was fighting with the alleged perpetrator’s child over a toy when the incident happened in front of a number of witnesses on the evening of 13th January.
CCTV footage captured the moment at the crowded indoor playground inside a ‘7seven me’ branch in Nanning, capital of Guangxi region in South China.
The business markets itself as a ‘child-friendly’ restaurant, with a large play area and staff members who act as minders while parents dine.
Video of the incident, however, shows the parent, who police have identified as 38-year-old Mr Rong, walking into the play area unimpeded before reaching into the castle to grab Ms Wang’s son.
He yanks the boy out of the castle and flings him across the playground floor, with the boy spinning on the mat and then sitting up, apparently in a state of shock.
Mr Rong can be seen removing his own child from the castle shortly after before walking away as the video ends.
Ms Wang told local media: “He was most likely fighting with the other child over a toy.
“The other child’s parent rushed in and threw my son out of the castle.
“He hurt his arm and ear, and may have a slight concussion because he landed head first.”
According to Ms Wang, restaurant staff did nothing to try and stop Mr Rong from harming her son, and they did not prevent him from leaving either.
She added: “After my child was thrown across the floor, and while he was sitting there crying, not one of the staff members went up to comfort him.
“One of the parents there felt sorry for my son and went up to give him a hug.”
Mr Wu, who owns the 7seven me branch, responded: “All of our staff members are female.
“Imagine if one of them was your wife – would she go up and try to stop that man?
“He was so big and tall. They were terrified.”
Mr Wu said his restaurant was cooperating with an ongoing police investigation.
Nanning police said they had tracked down Mr Rong, but no arrests have been announced thus far.
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