Man arrested after killer litter rained down from 11th floor of Boon Keng flat; 3 cars damaged

Killer litter including a shopping trolley and flower pots.
Killer litter including a shopping trolley and flower pots. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
A police officer looking at the killer litter while conducting investigations.
A police officer looking at the killer litter while conducting investigations. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
One of the cars that was hit by killer litter, showing the damage done to the window.
One of the cars that was hit by killer litter, showing the damage done to the window. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
A police officer leading a suspect away from the scene.
A police officer leading a suspect away from the scene. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - Police arrested a 60-year-old man on Sunday (Jan 10) morning after he allegedly threw more than 10 items from his Housing Board flat in Boon Keng.

Three cars - a Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen - parked below the block suffered varying damage due to the killer litter, which included flower pots, an electrical rice cooker and even a shopping trolley.

A resident, Mr Wang, told Lianhe Wanbao that he heard crashing noises from outside his flat at around 7am.

When the 32-year-old information technology executive went out to investigate, he saw a rice cooker flying out from the 11th-floor unit.

Residents below were scrambling for cover, and the floor was littered with the wreckage of items that had been hurled down.

Mr Wang estimated that more than 10 items had been thrown by the man - four flower pots, the rice cooker, the trolley, pots, ceramic dishware, a telephone and metal cups.

The Toyota suffered the most damage: Its driver's side window was shattered by the rice cooker and there was a hole in the roof caused by the impact of the fall.

The Mistubishi's bumper was dented and the Volkswagen had scratches on its bonnet.

A police spokesman said it was alerted to the incident at Block 16, Upper Boon Keng Road at 7.17am and arrested the man for committing a rash act.

The Straits Times understands that the man has a history of mental illness.

Police investigations are ongoing.