This is the moment a furious driver attacked a traffic cop with a wooden pole after pictures were taken of his van.
Alex Verulashvili attacked the director with a large stick after he was handed a parking ticket on an east London street.
The confrontation sparked a brawl between the two men, which was filmed by locals.
After the wooden pole broke, the guard overpowered Mr. Verulashvili and forced him to the ground.
The driver came back and continued to punch and kick until bystanders intervened and broke up the street brawl on Chesterford Road, E12.
Mr Verulashvili admitted that he lost his temper when talking to him online mail.
He said: “It was just in the heat of the moment. I’m not that type.”
“I’m usually very, very smiling and open to discussion. But his behavior really annoyed me. I don’t want my kids to see that.”
He said motorists were just tired of having to check their vehicles every 15 minutes to make sure they hadn’t been towed.
The fight took place in Newham Council’s ‘L’ zone, where only permit holders are allowed to park.
The witness who filmed the video said: “To be honest it didn’t really concern me as there is so much crime in this area.”
“However, I didn’t think the man would get a piece of wood. I was just glad it didn’t get out of hand.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 12.34pm on Wednesday 16 August following reports of an altercation between two men at Chesterford Road, E12.”
“Officials were present. At the scene of the accident, a 38-year-old man, a traffic cop, suffered a finger injury. His injury did not require medical attention.”
“The victim’s headphones were also broken in the attack. A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of property damage and actual bodily harm.
“However, after speaking with the victim and the suspect, officers were able to resolve the incident through a community solution.
“The victim agreed to accept payment from the suspect to replace the damaged headphones. The allegation of bodily harm was not pursued further.”
A Newham Council spokesman said: “We are pleased that police have taken immediate action to deal with this man who assaulted one of our staff while carrying out his duties.”
“The immediate arrest underscores our own clear message of Newham’s zero tolerance policy towards abuse and violence against employees. We will always stand by employees to seek justice when they become victims.”