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Two men convicted of punching car washer in a spat over a $2 discount

Published on Mar 24, 2014 2:15 PM

A man was sentenced to five weeks' jail while another was fined $3,000 for punching a car washer over a $2 discount.

Manager Mohamed Jefri Mohamed Derus was allowed to defer his jail sentence until April 7 and delivery driver Abdul Razak Umar allowed to pay $1,000 first, with the balance by April 7.

The two men, both 32, pleaded guilty to punching Chinese national Li Lei, 30, at the SPC petrol station at Havelock Road at about 1.40am on April 10 last year. Jefri also pleaded guilty to driving his BMW car towards Mr Li in a rash manner.

The court heard that Jefri had driven his car to the car wash kiosk of the petrol station and left it there for Mr Li to wipe it dry, after alighting with Abdul Razak and another passenger.

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