A new story is making the rounds involving a Walmart in Clinton, UT. A man named Christopher Adams was shopping with his wife and two children (a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter). The kids needed to relieve themselves, so he took them both to the men's restroom at the back of the store.
Another man came in to use the restroom and began freaking out that Adams' daughter was in there. It started out with yelling, but quickly escalated to violence in from of the two young children:
“This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams recalled Tuesday. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘F-bomb,’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.” Adams said the man told him it was “inappropriate,” and soon began to push him after Adams gave him a terse response. The father said he tried to usher his kids away from the man. “When I turned back around, I got sucker-punched right here,” Adams said, pointing to his left eye, which still was bruised. From there, Adams said he was punched in the face and kicked in the knee multiple times during the struggle in which the dad ultimately defended himself, forcing the man out of the restroom. “I just slammed him on the ground and just held him until associates from Walmart could get there,” Adams said.The other man was charged with disorderly conduct. The city attorney is reviewing the case and may end up charging him with assault.
Sadly (but predictably), way too many comments following this article are criticizing Adams for taking his 5-year-old daughter into the men's restroom. He should have left her unsupervised in the store. Or found a random woman and charged her with taking the girl into the women's restroom. Or something...