Video Credit: CEN
This is the viral moment a disabled, homeless man is attacked by a transport official in a bus station shop for telling a joke.
The incident was filmed in a shop in the Lomas de Zamora bus terminal located in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires and the footage was shared on Facebook where it has gone viral with 1.2 million views.
According to local media, the unnamed head inspector of line 28 attacked the disabled, homeless man – who sleeps under cardboard boxes in front of the bus station – after the victim made a joke.
In the footage, the bald inspector is seen entering the shop and initially embracing the disabled man, who is wearing a bus inform because drivers had previously donated the clothes to him.
The homeless man, identified as Ramon, then says something and the bald inspector lashes out before glaring at him for several moments.
As the inspector is about to leave, he walks back into the shop and grabs the disabled man by the throat before kicking him on the floor.
One bus driver told local media: “Ramon is a young disabled man who lives in cardboard boxes near the bus station. He is a good friend of all the drivers, who know him very well. We help him by donating food and clothes which is why he is wearing a bus driver’s uniform in the video.
“We sometimes allow him to ride on the bus and it makes him happy. He is not an aggressive guy, he is usually very cheerful.
“The inspector appears to not understand Ramon’s joke and he reacted in that way.”
The driver added: “Nobody will do anything because everyone is afraid of the inspector. If he does not like your manner, he goes there and decides to fire you.”
According to local media, no one has reported the incident to the authorities and it is unclear if an investigation is underway.
The content of the joke is also unclear.
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