Three arrested for wrecking porridge restaurant at Upper Serangoon Road

The last person is understood to be on the run, still.
The last person is understood to be on the run, still. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS VIDEO

SINGAPORE - Two men and one woman have been arrested for wrecking a porridge eatery along Upper Serangoon Road on Saturday (May 27), the police said in a news release on Tuesday (May 30).

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 a fourth person, a man, is still at large.

Police said they received the report of a group of people throwing and damaging items at 1012 Upper Serangoon Road on Saturday (May 27).

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division identified three of the four suspects on Monday (May 29) and Tuesday (May 30). 

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Three men and a woman had been caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours of Saturday. The Straits Times understands that they were drunk.

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, which they said was too much.

 

The stall on Monday (May 29) shared with Shin Min Daily News the detailed breakdown of the bill: A black pomfret at a discounted price of $7, duck for 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 a total of $2.

If convicted of a rash act, the suspects can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to $2,500, or both.

If convicted of mischief causing damages of $500 or more, they can be jailed for up to two years, fined, or both.

ST understands they are Singapore citizens.