Traffic assistant stops jaywalker - with a hammer
A traffic assistant in Qingdao, China, tried to knock some sense into a jaywalker - with a hammer.
The assistant, a volunteer, got into an argument with a young woman during rush hour traffic last Tuesday (May 12).
She was trying to stop the woman from jaywalking at a busy intersection in the city, located in Shandong province.
The spat took a shocking turn when the traffic assistant - wearing the standard volunteer's red cap - suddenly took out a hammer and bashed the jaywalker's head.
PHOTO: SINA WEIBO
The attack went on until the jaywalker collapsed on the ground.
While she lay in a pool of blood, witnesses claimed the assistant shouted a warning to those present: "I will not let you run a red light."
The jaywalker was sent to hospital and treated for the injuries, which were not life-threatening.
The attacker was taken into police custody.
Sources: Shanghai Daily, Weibo