Dad attacked after bringing daughter into men’s restroom

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CLINTON, Utah — A  man's trip to the restroom with his children turned unexpectedly violent.

Christopher Adams and his family were shopping at a Walmart when his daughter and son had to go to the bathroom.

"This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal," said Adams. "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 punched him in the face and kicked him in the knee multiple times, all for bringing his 5-year-old daughter into the men's room.

"I just slammed him on the ground and just held him until associates from Walmart could get there," said Adams.

Police said Adams did what many parents would do.

"This is a situation where a father felt the most reasonable and safe thing for him to do is to take his children inside the restroom with him, and the customer took exception to that," said Clinton Police Lt. Shawn Stoker.

Clinton Police said the man was cited at the scene for disorderly conduct, and the city attorney is considering a potential assault charge.

"I want him to understand that he is in the wrong," said Adams. "Not necessarily his intention, but the way he handled the situation was completely wrong. I just think it's ridiculous."