Man arrested for kicking a bus along Serangoon Rd

SINGAPORE — Police arrested a 51-year-old man on Saturday after he tried to stop a bus and kicked it when the bus driver could not let him board.

The video of the incident went viral after being uploaded online.

Bus operator SBS Transit said that on Saturday at about 6pm, a Service 65 bus heading towards Tampines had pulled out of a bus stop in front of an Indian temple along Serangoon Road when a man rushed across the road from the right.

The man stood in front of the bus, obstructed its path and demanded to be allowed on board, despite the fact that the bus was no longer at the bus stop.

According to SBS Transit, the bus was in fact already on the second lane of the road.

When the man’s request was refused, he proceeded to hit and kick the bus exterior and damaged the left rear mirror and the front wiper of the bus.

Meanwhile, the bus captain called the Operations Control Centre, which then contacted the police for assistance.

A passer-by also came forward to assist by advising the man to get back on the pavement.

The SBS Transit spokesperson added that as a result of the incident, the trip had to be disrupted for the 45 passengers on board.

The man was subsequently taken away by police to assist with investigations.

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