Woolies attack: Gold Coast man jailed after hitting store for getting in his way while shopping

A Queensland father punched a man for standing in his way in a brutal and unprovoked assault at a Woolworths store.

Zebuai Kane Pomare, 31, of the Gold Coast, assaulted the younger man in a shop at the Australia Fair in Southport on January 5, the Southport Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

CCTV footage of the attack, seen in the video aboveshows Pomare ramming the stranger with his trolley after the couple cross paths at the end of a hallway before punching him in the face.

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The victim fell heavily to the ground as other shoppers ran to him while Pomare walked away.

He suffered facial injuries in the attack.

Zebuai Kane Pomare, 31, from the Gold Coast, was jailed after assaulting another man at a Woolworths store. Recognition: 7NEWS

“You hit him unprovoked just because he was in your way,” said Judge Dzenita Balic.

“You didn’t care who was there. You just hit him.

“Your behavior is simply unacceptable.”

Pomare, a father of three, also spat at two police officers while in custody for the attack.

Woolworths shoppers rushed to the injured man’s aid. Recognition: 7NEWS

The incident happened as police tried to hold him down during an episode of uncontrolled anger, Balic said.

“You laughed and said, ‘Gotcha, gotcha, gotcha, you got your dog,'” the judge said.

Pomare pleaded guilty to charges of assault and aggravated assault.

Balic said jail was the only “reasonable” punishment for Pomare.

She sentenced him to two years in prison with a parole date of November 5 of that year.

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James Brien

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