A woman who was wrongly accused of kidnapping a child at Compass One mall has reported this incident to the police.
The man, David Voo posted a facebook post accusing the woman of trying to grab the child away near iStudio store.
The man who wrote the post called the woman names such as “plump”, “fishy” and also called her PRC.
I am Mdm Zhou – I am the lady that David Voo pointed the arrow to. This incident happened to me at Compass One on 15 Jul 2017 around 2.15pm.
The post online accused me of trying to abduct a little girl when I was only trying to help. That day I went for facial at level 3 Estetica salon in the mall with my daughter at Compass One from 10.45am to 1.45pm.
After the facial we went shopping and noticed a little girl alone and crying. I walked towards the little girl, trying to comfort her for about 5 minutes.
A few passers by then asked me to bring her to the information counter and I was concerned about her safety, thinking that she could have been lost. As I was about to bring her to the information counter, a Chinese woman I believed to be the toddler’s mother then came out from istudio and shouted at the toddler by her name.
A few passers by then told me that the toddler’s mother was there, and so I brought the toddler back to the mother.
My intention was trying to help the helpless little girl to find her mum being a mother I know the anxiety of the mum and child.
David Voo accused me of being an abductor without finding out the truth. This post with my photo and arrow pointing at me had hurt me deeply. My neighbours and friends have approached me to ask me why I could be smeared in such a way, and I decided to lodge a police report.
Dear FB friends with a sense of justice, please help me convince David Voo of my innocence. He has spoilt my reputation. The experience is painful. I want him to remove the post immediately and apologize to me.
The woman’s police report read:
On 15/07/2017 at about 1300hrs, I was at the incident location when I noticed a female Chinese toddler aged about 3 to 4 years old, alone and crying. A few passers by then asked me to take her to the information counter. I was also concerned about her safety while assuming that she could have been lost as such I decided to take her to the counter. However as I was about to do so, a Chinese woman who was believed to be the toddler’s mother, then came out from one of the stores and shouted at the toddler by her name. A few passers by then told me that the toddler’s mother was there, as such I brought the toddler back to the mother who only asked why the toddler went away on her own but did not thank me.
ON the same day at about 1414hrs, my son received a Facebook screenshot from his friend which showed a post by an unknown Facebook user “David Voo”, stating, “To all mothers shopping Compass One, do lo ok out and beware of this lady. While I was walking ard here after work, I heard someone shouting for her kid’s name in the istudio, at first I thought is just normal mother call her child…but as she keep repeating and lo ok anxious..I was curious so follow…and at near the escalator there I saw another plump lady which indicated below…holding a little girl..I saw her walking towards back the istudio shop, the next moment the little girl was back with her mum and this lady look lost n stand there like “mission failed. I’m not sure if this lady is fishy anot..but she gives me a feeling she is. She looks like prc…and she us still roaming ard here..so please watch your kids and do not be obese to your phone’s or other things before it’s too late…”, together with a photo of me at the location with an arrow pointing towards me.
I wish to state that I did not try to kidnap the toddler and my only intention was to help her. I am therefore lodging this report to pursue this matter against above-mentioned Facebook user and to demand an apology from him.
This is the first time such an incident has happened.
The man who made the post has since apologised to the woman and also deleted his facebook post.
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