A birthday celebration turned sour after an iron plate believed to be thrown by a disgruntled HDB flat resident smashed the brand new car of one of the party-goers.
The incident took place on Tuesday (26 Feb) at Block 443 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, at about 10.10pm.
Said 55-year-old Mr Tan, who was one of 10 people attending the birthday celebration and a friend of the car-owner:
“I was getting ready to go home when I heard a loud sound. Something hit on top of the canopy of the kopitiam, then rolled down and smashed the windscreen of my friend’s car.”
The car was parked just next to the kopitiam, at the open-air carpark.
Mr Tan said he got a big shock as at the time he was barely metres away from the car.
That “something” he was referring to – a 10kg iron plate used for weight-lifting.
Mr Tan said that his friend had bought the car, a white Hyundai hatchback, just 8 days ago for over S$70,000.
Repairs are estimated to cost up to S$4000.
A long-time Block 443 resident, Mr Hu, said:
“This kopitiam, police will come here several times a week because of the noise complaints. Maybe it’s someone who got angry because of the noise and threw it down.”
Police investigations are ongoing.