A big hoo-ha at the Ang Mo Kio Hub foodcourt on Monday (5 Mar) after an ang moh lao tiko was accused of groping the backside of a young lady by her angry boyfriend.
At about 6pm, the Ang Moh Lao Tiko was queuing up behind the young lady at the chicken rice stall when Angry Boyfriend, who was standing to the side of the queue, saw him grope her backside.
Unable to contain his rage, Angry Boyfriend picked up a hot bowl of soup and splashed it on Ang Moh Lao Tiko’s hands.
The pair then confronted each other.
Said a stallholder who witnessed the confrontation:
“The young man used a tray and hit the uncle 3 times on the back, and punched his chest. The uncle wanted to retaliate but did not. The young man then became angrier and hit him again.”
Police subsequently arrived and arrested both men – Ang Moh Lao Tiko for alleged molest, and Angry Boyfriend for rash act and public nuisance.
But things apparently aren’t as clear cut as they seem.
According to Dave James Davies, a New Zealand native who resides in Singapore:
“The angmoh was walking past the young lady and her man as they were buying chicken rice and the young lady stepped back and bumped the angmoh as he was walking slowly on his way to the drinks counter.
Later this young man and woman accosted the angmoh and threw hot soup over the old man angmoh.
Trial in court coming for assault on the old man, no charges likely against him cause the young lady lied and so did the young man.
I was there and saw all of it happen.”
Police investigations are ongoing.