Utah Father of 2 Says He Was ‘Sucker-Punched’ in a Walmart Restroom

May 26, 2016 Updated: May 26, 2016

Christopher Adams, a father of two from Utah, had the scare of his life in an unlikely place: a Walmart bathroom.

Adams was with his 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter shopping for storage bins when his children needed to use the bathroom. Adams said he had a few options in front of him: He could either leave his daughter alone while going into the men’s bathroom with his son or he could take both his children inside. He chose option No. 2.

However, Adams said another shopper got angry at him for the move and “sucker-punched” him.

“This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams told KSL-TV. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping [expletives].”

Adams, who is 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, said the man told him that it’s “inappropriate” to bring in his daughter to the restroom. The man then shoved Adams.

The father tried moving his kids away from the man who then attacked him.

“When I turned back around, I got sucker-punched right here,” Adams told the station as he pointed to his left eye, which is bruised. He was punched several more times, Adams said, until he pushed the assailant out of the restroom and subdued him.

“I just slammed him on the ground and just held him until associates from Walmart could get there,” he added.

Police are still determining if assault charges will be filed against the man.

“He needs to be held accountable and be made an example so this behavior doesn’t happen again,” Adams told FOX-13 TV.

“I just think it’s ridiculous,” he added. “Not necessarily his intention—but the way he handled the situation was completely wrong.”

Clinton Police Lt. Shawn Stoker said the man was cited for disorderly conduct on the scene.

Police did not name the man.

“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,” Stoker added to KSL-TV.