Man jailed for threatening market vendor with chopper over spectacles row

Man jailed for threatening market vendor with chopper over spectacles row

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-23 15:10

Furious over a pair of spectacles which he was told to buy, the man returned with a chopper and threatened to chop a pasar malam vendor at Tanjong Pagar Plaza.

Gan Boon Hin, a 47-year-old Singaporean, was angry that the vendor, 22-year-old Lee Jian Peng, had asked him to buy the spectacles before he could remove and check the lenses.

Gan was sentenced to 12 months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal intimidation after he threatened to cause Lee “grievous hurt” with the chopper on 16 October last year at around 5pm.

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