Bike thrown from flat: Teen nabbed

A young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa on June 15, 2017.
A young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa on June 15, 2017.PHOTO: FACEBOOK
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.
Stills from a video that has gone viral show a young man throwing an ofo bike from a Housing Board block in Whampoa yesterday. The bicycle got stuck on a lower-floor ledge of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram.

A 14-year-old has been arrested in connection with the case of an ofo bike being thrown from a Housing Board flat in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

A video of the act has been widely circulated online, and The Straits Times understands that the bike was hurled from the 30th floor of Block 116B, Jalan Tenteram. The suspect was caught on the same day, said the police.

This is the latest in a spate of incidents where shared bicycles are vandalised and misused. Since the launch of three bike-sharing companies this year, their two-wheelers have been found repainted, chained up, and even thrown into canals. If convicted of a rash act, an offender may be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $2,500.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2017, with the headline 'Bike thrown from flat: Teen nabbed'. Print Edition | Subscribe