Dear A.S.S. Editor
A man have been jailed for trying to cheat motorists into thinking they have knocked into him, and demanding payment from them. Tsai Swee Kiat, 34, would deliberately bump his body against moving cars and then asked motorists for compensation for knocking into him.
In all, Tsai tried to deceive six motorists, but none of them were deceived. This was because they were driving slowly within residential estates or carparks. Some had also seen his actions and knew that he had jumped onto their vehicle. However, Tsai did receive $96 from three victims, one of whom did it out of pity while the other two just wanted him to leave as they were travelling with young children. Tsai was sentenced for 13 months jail for the offences, and of another offence of punching a policeman on the nose to deter him from discharging his duty.
On this occasion, Tsai had bumped into a car driven by Mr Tan Meng Hsiung along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and demanded $100 to $150 as compensation. Mr Tan refused and called the police. When police came, Tsai tried to walk away. Police found out that he was wanted and proceeded to arrest him. But Tsai resisted and during a struggle, he threw a punch at Special Constabulary Sergeant Mohamed Idris Zakir Hussain. The victim suffered a contusion to the upper lip region.