Man jailed 8 weeks for fighting with security guard, assaulting cabby

Man jailed 8 weeks for fighting with security guard, assaulting cabby

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-03 11:11

He got into a fight with a security guard at a mall in Choa Chu Kang in March last year and the incident was captured in a video that went viral. Feeling upset over the video, Kester Tay Jun Wen drank heavily to forget his woes later in the same month. After drinking, Tay was involved in another scuffle when he attacked a cabby.

Tay, 25, was jailed eight weeks in the State Courts on Tuesday (2 January) after admitting to one count of fighting in a public place with security guard Krishna Esvarna Mohanlal Malu, 32, and one count of voluntarily causing hurt to taxi driver Lee Nyen, 63.

On 6 March 2017, Tay got into an altercation with Krishna while he and several colleagues were promoting slimming treatment vouchers at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall. Krishna told Tay to promote his vouchers inside the mall instead of at the entrance. They then got into a fight, with Krishna throwing the first punch at Tay’s face. Both of them claimed that the other party had instigated the fight with vulgarities and spitting.

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