19-year-old Ezra Jeet Singh, was charged in court on 13 August with public nuisance after allegedly intimidating him into saying that he is a coward inside the MRT.
The incident purportedly happened on board a train with other commuters, and the youth was seen approaching the elderly man, Mr Ismail Mohd Dawan.
The youth was seen calling him a coward as well, and he was also making derogatory comments about the man’s mother.
The Singapore Police Force said that they received a report about a man allegedly causing a commotion on board an MRT train carriage on 5 August at about 11.10pm.
The video, which was posted on Stomp, showed the YYP accusing the elderlyy man, who was sitting in a corner seat, of staring at him.
The former was seen in the video telling the latter to “tell them you’re a coward”, to which the elderly man then turns to the other commuters, raising his hand and saying “I am a coward.”
Police officers soon arrived at Bedok MRT station but the YP was already gone.
He was subsequently arrested by police officers from Bedok Police Division, who worked with officers from the Public Transport Security Command to identify the youth.
You can watch the video here.