Father attacked after bringing young son, daughter into men’s restroom

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CLINTON, Utah - While there has been a big discussion about who should use which bathroom, one man's trip to a Walmart bathroom took a violent turn.

Chris Adams told KSTU that he took his children to Walmart to pick up a few items when his 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter said they had to use the restroom.

Adams says he decided to take both of his children inside the men's room with him.

However, he says another man in the restroom became irate after seeing his daughter walk into the room.

"This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal. 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.

Adams claims the man thought it was inappropriate to bring his daughter in to the men's room.

"When I turned back around, I got sucker-punched," Adams told KSL.

Things started escalating until Adams, who is 6'3" and 250 pounds, forced the other man out of the bathroom and onto the ground.

Police arrived and cited the man for disorderly conduct. The city attorney is also considering a potential assault charge.

"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 Lt. Shawn Stoker, with the Clinton Police Department.

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