The incident took place at around 3am on 22 April last year.
65-year-old taxi uncle Choo Ng Lye Choon was driving along Beach Road when another taxi uncle, 47-year-old Lim See Ann cut in front of him and stopped his taxi.
Though there was no visible damage on the 2 taxis, Lim demanded compensation from Choo.
Choo refused, and that angered Lim.
Lim then got aggressive and pushed Choo in the shoulder.
He then removed Choo’s taxi keys from the ignition.
After Choo snatched his keys back, Lim challenged him to a fight.
That’s when Choo went and took a Swiss Army knife sporting a 6.5cm blade which he had kept in his taxi.
He didn’t attack Lim at first, but pleaded with him instead to let the matter rest.
However, Lim persistently demanded compensation and punched Choo on his cheek.
That’s when Choo snapped.
He used the Swiss Army Knife to stab and slash Lim.
Lim was sent to hospital with injuries on his neck, chest, left upper arm and right hand.
He was warded for one day an give 15 days of hospitalization leave.
Lim was taken to hospital with wounds on his neck, chest, left upper arm and right hand. He was warded for one day and given 15 days of hospitalisation leave.
Choo has been jailed for 1 week and fined S$2500 after pleading guilty to causing hurt on grave and sudden provocation.
The court had given him a more lenient sentence as it was taken into account that his victim, Lim, was the initial aggressor.