Chinese national charged with criminal trespass after he climbed up a crane

Chinese national Zhang Huanjun was charged on Dec 5, 2013, with criminal trespass at a worksite in West Coast. Zhang allegedly stayed atop a crane eight storeys high at a West Coast construction site on Dec 3. -- ST PHOTO: YOW CHING LEE
Chinese national Zhang Huanjun was charged on Dec 5, 2013, with criminal trespass at a worksite in West Coast. Zhang allegedly stayed atop a crane eight storeys high at a West Coast construction site on Dec 3. -- ST PHOTO: YOW CHING LEE

Chinese national Zhang Huanjun was charged on Thursday with criminal trespass at a worksite in West Coast.

This after he allegedly climbed and stayed on top of a crane at the West Coast Crescent site on Tuesday morning, with the intention of causing annoyance to the project manager of China Construction (South Pacific) Development, unless $15,000 was handed over to him.

The 33-year-old reportedly remained at the top of the crane for about three hours before he was arrested at the site where the Seahill condominium is being built by developer is Boo Han Holdings. The firm is linked to property giant Far East Organization.

Bail of $8,000 was offered to Zhang. His passport has been impounded. If convicted, he could be jailed for up to three months or fined up to $1,500 or to both.