Man jailed for punching cabby and fined for mischief
A chef who punched a taxi driver repeatedly on the face was jailed for two weeks and ordered to pay the victim $3,500 on Tuesday.
American Garfield Gordon Angove III, 38, who pleaded guilty, was unemployed at the time of the attack on Mr Chua Poh Soon outside Lucky Chinatown along New Bridge Road on May 25.
He was fined $1,000 for mischief. He also admitted kicking a motorcycle outside Lucky Chinatown, causing it to fall and hit a taxi that evening. He had made restitution of $500 to both the motorcyclist and cabby for the damage caused.
A court heard that Mr Mohammad Fariz Muhammad Yusman, 23, had parked his motorcycle outside the shopping mall to buy food nearby. As he was returning, he saw Angove standing up from behind the bushes near the motorcycle.