The Straits Times
Published on Feb 01, 2013

Man jailed for tearing open hundreds of items on supermarket shelves


He tore open hundreds of packages on the shelves of supermarkets in Tampines to vent frustration after failing to land a job. Unable to sell the damaged items, the supermarkets had to write off a total of nearly $800 in losses.

Even after being charged in court, Ng Peng Soon, 40, continued his vandalism spree.

In a district court on Friday, he pleaded guilty to two new charges of committing mischief. Earlier on Dec 24 , he had admitted to five counts of mischief and three counts of theft. He had stolen a bottle of brandy and computer games.

He was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday and the one-month jail term for theft was ordered to run concurrently.