Man jailed for tearing open hundreds of items on supermarket shelves
Published on Feb 1, 2013 3:44 PM
He tore open hundreds of packages on the shelves of supermarkets in Tampines to vent frustration after failing to land a job. Unable to sell the damaged items, the supermarkets had to write off a total of nearly $800 in losses.
Even after being charged in court, Ng Peng Soon, 40, continued his vandalism spree.
In a district court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to two new charges of committing mischief. Earlier on Dec 24 , he had admitted to five counts of mischief and three counts of theft. He had stolen a bottle of brandy and computer games.
He was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday and the one-month jail term for theft was ordered to run concurrently.
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