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Customer pushes cleaner causing him to fall and break pubic bone

Published on Feb 4, 2013 1:42 PM
 
A man who pushed a cleaner on the shoulder was jailed for one day and fined $1,500 on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

A man who pushed a cleaner on the shoulder was jailed for one day and fined $1,500 on Monday.

Sonny Lim, 53, admitted to using criminal force on Mr Tan Ton Siew, 70, at a coffeeshop on the night of Aug 20, last year. The court heard that Mr Tan was clearing some tables at the coffeeshop at Block 205, Bedok North St 1 when Lim shouted to him to clean his table. The cleaner told Lim that he would do so after clearing the utensils.

Suddenly, Lim confronted Mr Tan and pushed his shoulder. Mr Tan fell backwards and landed on his buttocks. He called the police. Mr Tan sought medical attention and was subsequently found to have a broken left pubic bone.

Lim told the court that he had apologised to the victim and made compensation, the amount of which is not known.