The Union of Security Employees (USE) said in a statement on Facebook that a security guard was assaulted during an incident at a condominium in Pasir Ris.
The Incident Unfolds
The incident took place at a condominium located in Pasir Ris, Singapore, where a security officer had a seemingly routine encounter.
He had politely requested a young resident to cease playing with laser pointers in the condominium’s playground. These requests were in accordance with the condo’s regulations, aimed at ensuring safety and order.
Unfortunately, the situation escalated when the child refused to comply with the security officer’s request. In response to this defiance, the security officer carried out his duty and confiscated the laser pointers, a move consistent with the condo’s rules.
The following day, the situation took a shocking turn when the child’s father confronted the security officer. Tempers flared, leading to a physical altercation.
The father, in a fit of anger, resorted to violence and punched the security officer’s left cheek. He then went further, picking up a high chair from the security post and hurling it at the officer.
In light of this violent episode, the security officer promptly contacted the police, seeking assistance and intervention in this highly volatile situation.
The man was then arrested shortly by police officers from the Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre.
Representatives from USE visited the security officer, offering him a nourishment pack and Quick Relief vouchers. This compassionate gesture aimed to provide both physical and emotional support to the security officer during this challenging time.
In their Facebook post, USE expressed their relief that the security officer was physically unharmed and extended their appreciation for his courage and professionalism in handling the situation.
USE’s statement on Facebook
Our member, who was deployed as a Security Supervisor (SS) at a condominium at Pasir Ris, was attending to an incident of young residents playing with laser pointers at the playground.
The residents refused to comply with our member’s request to stop playing with the lasers and as a result, he had to confiscate the devices as permitted by the condo’s by-laws.
The following day, the father of the young resident confronted our member over the incident and punched him on the left cheek in anger. Not satisfied with that, he went on to pick up a high chair from the security post and hurled it at the SS. Our member immediately called the police.
Police officers from Pasir Ris NPC arrived shortly and arrested the assailant.
USE’s Assistant General Secretary Brother Tiong Hian and Mediation Services Supervisor Murugason visited our member with his management and presented a nourishment pack and Quick Relief vouchers to him. We are glad he is fine and applaud his courage and professionalism.
Our security officers play important roles as ascribed to them by law. They keep our homes and our families safe. We seek the public’s support to ensure a safe work environment for SOs.