Shocking footage has emerged showing a man punching a woman in the face after she reportedly threw nails and a chisel at his car.

The man can be seen approaching the young woman, before delivering a powerful punch that sends her head banging violently against her car door.

The confrontation took place at Lake Macquarie, North of Sydney, Australia, and involved an unnamed 41-year-old man and 21-year-old mum, Bianca Lee Sams.

You can watch the incident unfold in the following clip:

Bianca admitted to chucking the nails and chisel at the man’s car and she has been charged with malicious damage, being armed with intent and intentionally throwing objects at a vehicle.

However, the plot thickens as she claims she only threw the objects because the man had been tailgating her and ‘trying to run her car off the road’.

To make matters even worse, her friend’s five-month-old baby was in the car at the time, and Bianca said she felt she was acting in defence.

As for the man, he handed himself into the police after the video quickly went viral. He was charged for the offence of assault with actual bodily harm and was given bail. Via Unilad

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