A video emerged online showing an elderly man armed with a stick (or what appears to be a walking stick) and swinging it at cars turning out of a carpark.
The incident happened on 15 March along Geylang Road, at the exit of a carpark at Tanjong Katong Comples, and was captured by a passenger inside one of the cars turning out of the carpark at the time.
According to the netizen, the man was seen swinging the stick at cars that were turning out of the carpark, and warned other drivers to be wary of him and not to provoke him any further.
A few netizens also commented and surmised that the man might have been frustrated at the traffic because he could be trying to cross the road at the time but couldn’t.
Here is what the netizen said
This incident happened at the road of Haig Road and Tanjong Katong Complex. A guy was seen swinging a stick at cars turning
He might have a mental illness therefore acting this way. Hope drivers can be aware of this guy and don’t provoke him.
- He was trying to cross the road, but too much traffic and looks like he’s frustrated. If there’s lift for the overhead bridge most likely he’ll use it. Poster should be more empathetic and be kind.
- Soon more mad people around, cant cope with rising prices.
- Respawn in wrong area
A public nuisance is committed when a person causes common injury, danger or annoyance to the public or people in the vicinity.
This offence is defined under section 268 and punishable under section 290 of the Penal Code with a maximum fine of $1,000.
This offence may be committed when a person generally causes annoyance in the neighbourhood or obstruction to the traffic in a public place.