4 customers upset at 'pricey' bill, wreck porridge restaurant

The four customers allegedly wrecked the Teochew porridge restaurant after getting into a heated argument with staff over their $28 bill.
The four customers allegedly wrecked the Teochew porridge restaurant after getting into a heated argument with staff over their $28 bill.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - Four customers, upset with their bill at a porridge restaurant along Upper Serangoon Road, flipped the table they were dining at and allegedly wrecked the place with wooden chairs.

The Straits Times understands that the three men and a woman were believed to be drunk.

The incident occurred at Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours of Saturday (May 27) morning.

The customers were upset at their $28 bill, Shin Min Daily News reported on Saturday.

They had ordered porridge, pomfret and several side dishes, Shin Min said.

A cleaner at the eatery told Shin Min that the customers tussled with the staff before tossing the food on the ground and flipping the marble-topped table, shattering it.

They then allegedly used the wooden chairs in the eatery to smash the serving area, destroying the glass surfaces, before quickly leaving.

Staff members made a police report, but ST understands that the group left before police arrived on the scene.

No one was hurt in the encounter, staff told Shin Min.

The police told ST on Saturday that they were alerted to a case of mischief at 3.44am, and that investigations are ongoing.

The eatery, which is usually open from 10am to 4.30am daily according to its Facebook page, closed after the incident and employees cleaned up the place.

It was back in business by noon on Saturday.