A pregnant woman in China has turned herself into police after a video showed her deliberately tripping a boy in a restaurant. Security footage, which was posted on Weibo, was viewed by millions in China.
In the video, the woman can be seen eating right next to the entrance of the restaurant. The boy runs in and the plastic curtain in the entrance hits her in the face while she is eating. The boy runs to the back of the building but then returns to leave the restaurant. He is running back to the entrance/exit when the woman sticks her foot out and he falls.
The other people eating there see the boy fall right in the entrance. It also appears that they saw her trip him since they were seated close to her. The boy later told his mother about what happened and she decided to look for the video. Reports say his parents are in charge of the restaurant where the incident took place.
His mother searched the security footage and contacted authorities. She told local media that she thought her son had tripped but then he told her that the woman had made him fall. She also told local media that other customers confirmed that the woman had made him fall.
The video surfaced on social media and was viewed by more than 60 million people. A lot of them criticized the pregnant woman while others said this could have led to serious injury for the boy. The parents had asked the boy to go get chopsticks and he was holding them when he was tripped.
The video led to thousands of comments and she turned herself in shortly after that. Reports say some of the comments had insults and even death threats. There were so many comments against her that the boy’s mother later asked people to stop. The incident happened on April 19 but the video was posted on Sunday.
The woman apologized to the boy’s mother and offered to pay all of the medical bills. Reports say the boy suffered a minor injury from the fall. She received a ten day jail sentence over the incident but that was suspended since she is pregnant. She was also ordered to pay a $158 fine.