A woman who worked at a store at Jewel Changi Airport, called Sauce Legend Boutique, shared on Facebook how she was attacked during an incident on 27 August by a woman.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the 43-year-old worker, Jenny Lee, was working at the time when a woman in her 50s to 60s, barged into her store at about 1pm.
The women then went on to flip over a table, before smashing some of the items onto the ground, including a National Heritage Board trophy that was awarded to the 2nd generation owner of Nanyang Sauce, which Lee describes as being the most valuable item in the shop.
Lee then tried to stop the woman from leaving but ended up having her hair pulled and dragged by the hair out of the shop, as she screamed for help.
Ripped out a bunch of her hair
Speaking to SMDN, Lee said that the woman had a lot of strength and she couldn’t break free from her hold, and that the woman was muttering gibberish throughout.
Lee said that she was scared and embarrassed, feeling like she was paraded in public for doing something wrong.
She added that when the unprovoked assault happened, she was the only one at the shop.
As she was being attacked by the woman who was pulling on her hair, two passers-by shouted at the aggressor to stop, but she continued pulling on Lee’s hair.
Another passerby then stepped in, and the woman then stopped her attack and fled the scene.
Lee then hurried back into the store and called the police, and she added that her scalp was still in pain as she had a bunch of hair pulled out by the woman.
She was later assessed by a doctor, and her injuries were found to be minor.
Previously patronised the shop
Lee added that the woman had been seen patronising the shop a few times before, and the last time she was seen at the scene was about a couple of months ago.
She added that the woman would be seen saying something unintelligible, but otherwise displayed no signs of violence.
The Singapore Police Force is investigating the incident.
Sauce Legend’s statement
Dear Customers, we will be closed for the rest of today due to an unfortunate incident caused by an unidentified deranged woman who came in and created a rampage in our shop, smashing our sauces, our memorabilia and hurting our staff.
Police investigation is ongoing and we hope this attacker is identified soon and perhaps gets the medical treatment needed.
We are traumatized but will be picking up the pieces and cleaning up the shop. Thank you to the members of public that assisted in calling the police and attempting to stop her.
Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience caused if u had made the trip to come by today.