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This is the moment a heavyweight pensioner plonks herself on a passenger’s lap and slaps the woman across the face after the bus-goer refused to give the OAP her seat.
The incident happened just seconds after at least two passengers stood up to give him their seat, but he failed to notice, a spokesman said.
CCTV footage from the number 50 bus in Lanzhou, capital of north-western China’s Gansu Province, shows the two passengers in a heated argument over the seat at 4:50pm local time on 13th April.
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The unnamed pensioner had allegedly demanded he be given a seat by shouting: “Move!”
However, the woman refuses to stand up due to the elderly man’s apparently entitled attitude.
She can be heard saying: ““I’m not giving up my seat, not to someone like you!”
The furious pensioner with a snow-white goatee shouts backs: “I’m sitting here whether you like it or not!”
With that, he climbs over the woman and sits on her lap, leaving the passenger struggling to move or get up.
The bus’s driver then stops and tries to break up the fight, with the pensioner seen slapping the female passenger at least twice before he gets up.
But the elderly man loses his footing and falls to the floor shortly after.
Lanzhou Public Bus Company spokesman Sun Daoquan said: “The bus driver had noticed the pensioner getting on and played an automated announcement asking passengers to yield their seats.
“Two people stood up to give him their seats, but he went straight to the woman and demanded her place.”
According to reports, all bus passengers were asked to leave as authorities spoke to the pensioner on the bus floor for another hour.
However, he was ultimately not charged with assault due to his old age. He was given a warning and allowed to leave, the police said.