Weird News Spike in crime: Singaporean guilty of toothpicks in bus seats

19:49  11 october  2017
19:49  11 october  2017 Source:   AFP

Spike in crime: Singaporean guilty of toothpicks in bus seats

  Spike in crime: Singaporean guilty of toothpicks in bus seats A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to "mischief" Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats, a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country's tough approach to even minor crimes. The city-state, whose crime rates are among the world's lowest, has harsh laws for minor offences such as vandalism, which can be punished with caning. The import and sale of chewing gum is banned except for medical reasons.Lim Lye Seng admitted the offence at a district court and asked to be fined, although prosecutors are pushing for him to be jailed.

Singapore (afp) -. A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to "mischief" Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats , a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country's tough approach to even minor crimes .

SINGAPORE : A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to “mischief” Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats , a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country’s tough approach to even minor crimes .

Singapore takes a tough line on even minor crime © Provided by AFP Singapore takes a tough line on even minor crime A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to "mischief" Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats, a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country's tough approach to even minor crimes.

The city-state, whose crime rates are among the world's lowest, has harsh laws for minor offences such as vandalism, which can be punished with caning. The import and sale of chewing gum is banned except for medical reasons.

Lim Lye Seng admitted the offence at a district court and asked to be fined, although prosecutors are pushing for him to be jailed. The offence of "mischief" carries a maximum one-year jail term.

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SINGAPORE : A 60-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to "mischief" Wednesday after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats , a case that highlights the tightly-controlled country's tough approach to even minor crimes .

A 60-year-old Singaporean man is under investigation for inserting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus , a suspected case of “mischief” that could put him behind bars for up to two years. Singapore , a wealthy city-state, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

He is due to be sentenced in November.

"I am pleading for your honour's leniency," Lim told the court through an interpreter, adding he was supporting two young children and elderly parents.

Lim stuck toothpicks in bus seats four times between July and August and told investigators he did it as a prank because he was bored, according to prosecutors.

The case came to light after a Facebook user posted pictures of three toothpicks sticking out of a bus seat, and the image went viral.

Singapore has faced criticism from rights groups about cracking down hard on relatively minor crimes. In 2015 two young German men were sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train.

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