Cyclist charged with throwing bike at car after honking incident

SINGAPORE - A cyclist who allegedly threw his bike at a car after believing its driver was honking his horn at him was charged in court with mischief on Wednesday.

Canadian Jason Blair Unger, 39, allegedly threw the bicycle on the bonnet of Mr Woo Wing Onn's car on Selegie Road on Oct 17 last year.

Dents and scratches were caused to the front part of the vehicle, resulting in damage costing about $2,220.

Unger sought an adjournment to engage a lawyer.

His bail was extended and he will be back in court on Jan 28.

The incident was caught on Mr Woo's in-car camera and he posted the video on citizen journalism website Stomp four days later.

Mr Woo said he was driving home with his wife when he honked at a taxi which was travelling slowly and hogging the road.

But a cyclist who was just up ahead thought he was honking at him instead and became enraged.

The maximum penalty for mischief is two years' jail and a fine.