Trio held for wrecking porridge eatery

Three men and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours last Saturday.
Three men and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours last Saturday. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

Two men and a woman who allegedly wrecked a porridge eatery in Upper Serangoon Road last Saturday have been arrested, the police said yesterday.

The trio, aged between 40 and 53, were arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of a rash act and mischief. The Straits Times understands that another man is still at large.

Police said in a statement that they received a report of a group of people throwing and damaging items at 1012, Upper Serangoon Road last Saturday. Officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division identified three of the four suspects on Monday and yesterday.

Three men and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours last Saturday. The footage was later posted by Shin Min Daily News.

They overturned a marble- topped table in the eatery, shattering its surface, and used wooden chairs to smash the serving area, sending glass shards flying.

They had got into a tussle with staff over their $28 bill for a meal that they said was too much.

The stall on Monday revealed to Shin Min a breakdown of the bill - a black pomfret at a discounted price of $7, duck at a discounted price of $7, pickles for $1, shrimp for $4, minced meat for $5, preserved vegetables for $2, and four bowls of porridge for $2.

If convicted of a rash act, the suspects could be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500. If convicted of mischief causing damages of $500 or more, they can be jailed for up to two years and/or fined.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2017, with the headline 'Trio held for wrecking porridge eatery'. Print Edition | Subscribe