In the wee hours of 4th February 2018, an unlucky (oops, sorry) taxi driver drove two passengers from Raffles City Shopping Centre to Lim Teck Kim Road and was met with an infuriating experience.
Fare evader!!!! 4th February 2018 2.15am fetch 2 pax from Raffles City shopping outside north bridge rd junction to…
According to the driver, Lance Ng, the two Caucasian men vomited all over in his taxi and refused to clean up the mess properly. They only managed to use wet tissue to clean the vomit but it was still unclean.
In the middle of the trip, the two Caucasian left the taxi without paying and Lance had no choice but to follow them to demand payment, which was less than $10.
When Lance approached them, he was repeatedly being pushed and fell on the ground by the two men. Lance also said that he twisted his ankle in the exchange between him and the two expats.
Through the course of the incident which was approximately 20 minutes, Lance said that he dialed 999 five times but to no avail.
These are the faces of the two Caucasian passengers:
After posting these footages onto Facebook, Lance Ng managed to get many public’s reaction saying that they empathised with him and even suggested that he keep a record of his medical bills to put them to good use should the need arises.
From the Singapore Police’s Force side, they clarified in their statement:
“On 4 February 2018 at 2.25am, a taxi driver reported to the Police that he had been assaulted by a passenger along Lim Teck Kim Road. The Police would like to clarify that the officers arrived at Lim Teck Kim Road within 13 minutes but the taxi driver was not at the location, as he had left to follow the passenger. The officers then searched for the taxi driver based on the updated locations he had subsequently provided, before eventually locating him back at Lim Teck Kim Road.
The Police are treating this as a case of Voluntarily Causing Hurt, and investigations are ongoing.”
In their statement, the police added that they will not tolerate any form of abuse against public transport providers, and will take stern action against those who disregard the law.
Anyone convicted of voluntarily causing hurt may face up to two years’ jail, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.