Man and woman involved in Upper Serangoon Road porridge eatery ruckus charged

Tan Sung Meng (left) and Pang Pei Pei were charged in court with wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours of Saturday.
Tan Sung Meng (left) and Pang Pei Pei were charged in court with wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours of Saturday. PHOTO: ST
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
Three men and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours last Saturday.
Three men and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television cameras wrecking Heng Long Teochew Porridge in the wee hours last Saturday. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - Two Singaporeans who were allegedly involved in the ruckus that took place at Heng Long Teochew Porridge restaurant along Upper Serangoon Road last Saturday (May 27) were hauled to court on Wednesday (May 31) morning.

Pang Pei Pei, 40, and Tan Sung Meng, 46, were each charged with one count of performing a rash act by throwing bowls, tables and chairs in the eatery.

They allegedly committed the offence with Mr Ang Sim Poh but police are still investigating his role.

Police said in a press release on Tuesday (May 30) that two men and one woman aged between 40 and 53, were arrested after the incident. The Straits Times understands that a fourth person, a man, is still at large.

According to earlier reports, a group of customers at the restaurant were upset when they were billed $28 for porridge, pomfret and several side dishes.

A cleaner said the customers had argued heatedly with staff over the bill before they messed up the place.

An 80-second video of the incident was later uploaded online and it allegedly showed at least three of the customers picking up objects such as chairs before flinging them onto a food counter.

The other diners were seen scurrying away.

Eatery staff called the police but the group fled before officers arrived.

After the incident, staff closed the outlet temporarily and cleaned up the place.

They also threw away the food items that were on display at the wrecked serving area and swept up the broken glass.

The restaurant was back in business by noon that day.

Pang is represented by lawyers K. Ravendra and Tay Hao Ran. She was offered bail of $5,000 and will be back in court on June 7.

Tan, who is unrepresented, was also offered bail of $5,000 and will be back in court on June 21.

Offenders convicted of committing a rash act can be jailed up to six months and fined up to $2,500.