Man caught on video slamming ofo bike on ground repeatedly

A man was seen lifting and slamming an ofo bicycle on the ground repeatedly outside AMK Hub.VIDEO: STOMP
A video screengrab showing the man, who is seen in the clip lifting and slamming an ofo bicycle on the ground several times, at AMK Hub on Tuesday. The bike-sharing firm says it is investigating the incident.
A video screengrab showing the man, who is seen in the clip lifting and slamming an ofo bicycle on the ground several times, at AMK Hub on Tuesday. The bike-sharing firm says it is investigating the incident.PHOTO: STOMP

Bike-sharing firm ofo has launched an investigation after a man was recorded on video throwing an ofo bicycle around at AMK Hub on Tuesday.

A witness, who submitted the video to Stomp, said that the incident happened at around 7pm.

The man, who is often seen collecting cardboard in the area, had destroyed at least three bicycles, the witness told Stomp in a phone interview. In the video, shoppers stare at the man as he lifts a yellow ofo bicycle and slams it on the ground three times. He then walks away.

Stomp reported that the man had abused two other ofo bicycles as well as a regular bicycle at a nearby bicycle parking lot.

In response to queries, an ofo spokesman said: "This incident was brought to our attention and we are currently investigating this issue."

The spokesman added that the firm has been advocating rider responsibility through several initiatives. These include working with government agencies to increase the number of designated parking spots, introducing a credit system to reward good user behaviour and educating the community on responsible biking practices.

The public is also encouraged to report incidents of bike abuse via ofo's various channels, such as on its Facebook page and app.

Earlier this month, two boys were filmed damaging the locks of ofo bicycles at a Housing Board void deck.

And last month, a couple was caught on camera throwing oBikes into a drain in Lower Delta Road. They later turned themselves in to the police.

Ng Huiwen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2017, with the headline 'Man caught on video slamming ofo bike on ground repeatedly'. Print Edition | Subscribe