Tampines restaurant proprietor arrested for legal intimidation after threatening to ‘smash employee’s head with hammer’
They had been merely doing their jobs.
A restaurant proprietor was arrested for legal intimidation after a confrontation with two road workers outdoor his restaurant at 17 Tampines Avenue.
The proprietor of Beng Poh Eating House was caught on video pushing one in every of many workers sooner than selecting up a hammer from the underside.
Stomp contributor James, who shared the two-minute video, said that the proprietor “threatened to smash the worker’s head in with the hammer”.
In response to a Stomp query, the police said they obtained a reputation for assistance on the situation on Tuesday (Jan 17) at 4.33pm.
“A 64-year-old man was arrested for criminal intimidation,” said police, who added that investigations are ongoing.
The Stomp contributor said: “The owner was so abusive to the poor worker who was just carrying out his job as instructed by the Land Transport Authority.”
In the video, a woman can also be seen arguing with the staff. After the proprietor picked up the hammer, she separated him from the worker and took the hammer from the proprietor. She later threw the hammer away.
Four completely different males went forward nevertheless didn’t do loads as a result of the argument turned further heated and the proprietor hit the employee’s shoulder alongside with his hand.
When the proprietor raised his fist on the worker, the girl as quickly as as soon as extra stepped in to separate the two. The proprietor and the girl in the end walked away from the group of males and the video ends.
What led to the confrontation?
The Stomp contributor outlined: “There is MRT works inside the area. As a finish consequence, the Government has rerouted positive roads.
“The Beng Poh Eating House proprietor insisted on inserting his tables and chairs outdoor on MCST land no matter a writ of possession by state courts.
“So MCST took action yesterday and removed his tables and chairs from the carpark and blocked him with concrete blocks.”
That was the set off, primarily based on the Stomp contributor.
MCST stands for Management Corporation Strata Title, which is constituted when the strata title plan for the occasion is lodged with the Chief Surveyor and a strata title software program made to the Registrar of Titles, Singapore Land Authority.
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