The scene took place on Christmas Day on a snowy road in the Belgian town of Jalhe. As a family walks by, a cyclist comes up behind them and pushes the girl to her knees, freeing her path, and then she falls to the ground.
The scene, which was filmed by the little girl’s father, was seen more than a million times on social networks and generated strong reactions.
The girl’s father, Patrick Empasa, lodged a complaint with police following the incidentE Belgian daily La DH. The Belgian police issued a search notice after the photos were released to find the culprit. The cyclist finally arrived at the police station.
He would try to reduce his gesture in front of agents, and would contact his parents to withdraw the complaint, which they refused to do, the Belgian newspaper reports. The cyclist has finally received a subpoena and will have to answer for his action in court.
Fearing a fracture, the parents took their daughter to the emergency room but she was not injured in the fall.