Woman caught on video charged with verbal abuse and assault

Taiwanese Dina Huang Chih Yung is accused of kicking and biting a security officer at a condominium and trying to assault a cabby.
Taiwanese Dina Huang Chih Yung is accused of kicking and biting a security officer at a condominium and trying to assault a cabby.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

In December last year, a woman's violent outbursts against a taxi driver and a security officer were caught on two videos which went viral.

Yesterday, Taiwanese Dina Huang Chih Yung, 30, was charged in court with two counts of verbal abuse and one count each of assault and attempted assault.

Huang, who works in the finance industry, allegedly tried to hit and bite cabby Cheng Teck Wei, who is in his 40s, at Skysuites@Anson condominium in Enggor Street off Tanjong Pagar Road around 11pm on Dec 7 last year.

She allegedly hurled vulgarities at him, too.

Huang is also accused of biting, hitting and kicking security officer Jeiv Anay Alimithu at the condominium that night.

Ms Jeiv Anay, who is also in her 40s, suffered two bite marks on her left hand.

Huang also allegedly verbally abused her with obscenities.

On Dec 8 last year, an Isaac Cheng uploaded one video of a woman scuffling with a male taxi driver and another video of the same woman scuffling with a female security officer.

The first video, which lasts more than three minutes, shows her having a tug-of-war with a man.

The well-groomed woman wearing a dress and high-heeled shoes, keeps shouting "Let go!" in Mandarin, but he hangs onto her bag.

She tries to kick and bite him, and he eventually gives in.

She also curses at the man throughout the video and shouts: "Call! Call the police."

Someone then replies: "Call already... They are coming, on the way."

The man and the woman stand facing each other as they wait for the police to arrive.

The second video, lasting about a minute, shows the woman in another tussle - this time with a security officer.

The officer is seen trying to restrain her, but she still manages to kick the officer's groin, and hit her head violently.

The woman also curses loudly at the officer.

A close-up of the security officer's hand later shows broken skin.

Huang, who donned a black suit in court yesterday, was expressionless as she faced District Judge Adam Nakhoda.

She is represented by lawyer Diana Gingham and will be back in court on May 26.

If convicted of assault, Huang can be jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.

If convicted of being verbally abusive, she can be jailed for up to six months and fined $5,000 for each count.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2017, with the headline 'Woman caught on video charged with verbal abuse and assault'. Print Edition | Subscribe