Man 'throws pebbles' at parked cars, damaging windscreens

One of the two stationary cars whose rear windscreens were allegedly shattered by pebbles thrown by the suspect.
One of the two stationary cars whose rear windscreens were allegedly shattered by pebbles thrown by the suspect.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

A 61-year-old man allegedly threw pebbles out of his moving vehicle, causing damage to two stationary cars.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday after the police established his identity.

Officers found a bag of pebbles in his vehicle.

The Straits Times understands that the man drives a taxi.

In a statement yesterday, the police said they received reports from the two vehicle owners between 10pm and 11.20pm last Thursday, stating that their rear windscreens were shattered.

Their cars had been parked in Foch Road and Desker Road.

Officers conducted on-scene investigations and ground inquiries, and managed to establish the identity of the suspect.

He was arrested in Hougang Avenue 3 at 2.20am on Saturday.

Preliminary investigations revealed that he had also tossed pebbles out of his vehicle on several other occasions.

Investigations are ongoing.

Any person found guilty of committing a rash act which endangers the life or personal safety of others under Section 336 (a) of the Penal Code faces up to six months' jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2017, with the headline 'Man 'throws pebbles' at parked cars, damaging windscreens'. Print Edition | Subscribe