Dear A.S.S. Editor
A man, who felt that he needed to do something to intimidate a man who went out with his girlfriend, bought an air pistol in Malaysia, dismantled the parts before bringing it into Singapore, and then subsequently used it to threaten the other man.
Technician Muhammad Danial Mahmod, 25, pleaded guilty to importing a Glock 18C air pistol without a licence some time during 2014 and 2015; threatening Mr Khairulanwar Salih A. Rahim, 24; and being found armed with a 26cm-long fillet knife in a car on Nov 19, 2016. he was sentenced to nine weeks jail and a $4,000 fine.
The drama unraveled when Danial’s girlfriend, assistant material planner Rashidah Abdullah, 23, accidentally dialled Danial’s number in the early hours of Nov 19 when the victim, Mr Khairulanwar, was taking her home. The victim and Ms Rashidah had become acquainted on Facebook some time in October 2016. When Danial picked up the call, he heard Ms Rashidah talking with the victim.
Upset, Danial drove his mother’s car and proceeded to Ms Rashidah’s block at Hougang, bringing the gun as well. He intended to confront her. When he arrived at the carpark, he loaded a magazine into the gun and covered the weapon with his T-shirt. At the lift lobby, Danial saw the victim, who had just left Ms Rashidah’s home. They stared at each other. Danial then went up to Rashidah’s 12th storey flat, while the victim subsequently followed, believing Danial to be her former boyfriend. The end result of the confrontation was that Danial used the gun to threaten and try to alarm the victim. He was arrested when the police were alerted.