Date
28 May 2017
The car driver overturns the trolleys loaded with carton boxes as the old woman looks on. Photos: YouTube
The car driver overturns the trolleys loaded with carton boxes as the old woman looks on. Photos: YouTube

Driver draws netizens’ ire after turning violent on ragpicker

A driver of a private car angrily overturned an elderly woman’s trolleys loaded recyclable carton boxes as they were obstructing a street in Cheung Sha Wan, Apple Daily reports.

The incident was filmed by a dashboard camera of a vehicle traveling on Cheung Wah Street on Wednesday morning.

Netizens assailed the driver for bullying the old ragpicker after the video clip was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook.

The man, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts, was seen leaving his vehicle right before an intersection, and pushing over a trolley loaded with recyclable cartons at the back of his car.

After getting back into his car briefly, he came out again, walked to the zebra crossing and overturned another trolley full of recyclable cartons, while the old lady looked on helplessly.

The driver was apparently infuriated because the trolleys were obstructing the driveway.

Some netizens suggested that the old lady should have called the police and pressed charges against him for criminal damage.

Apple Daily reporters later found that the vehicle is registered to a resident of Cheung Sha Wan.

Other netizens said even if the old lady was obstructing the driveway, the driver had no right to turn violent on her, Headline Daily reports.

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