48-year-old Pang Kok Wai was fined $2,000 yesterday (19 September) for mischief after scratching another car with his housekeys because the other car had parked in his favourite parking lot.
on 9 March earlier this year, Pang, who works as a crane operator, drove his vehicle to NUS Carpark 10.
He saw the the carpark was full and as a result, had to park further away than usual. He then walked back to the carpark and saw that another car was parked in lot 234, which apparently was his favourite parking lot.
He then whipped out his housekeys and used it to scratch the other car parked in his lot, and he then left the scene for his workplace.
The driver of the other car returned to his car later that day after attending a course there, and found a long scratch on his car, from the front door of his car to the back door.
He sent his car to the workshop for repairs, which cost him $428, before reporting the incident to the police.
Pang was later identified as the culprit for the vandalism and he later compensated the victim for the repairs, and investigations also revealed that he was involved in scratching another car a few days prior, where another car was also parked in his “favourite” lot.
Pang pleaded guilty to one count of mischief, with another similar charge being considered for his sentencing.