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Chopper-wielding auntie tased by S’pore police arrested for criminal intimidation

She sustained no injuries.

Mandy How | December 27, 2018 @ 11:19 am

A middle-aged woman in Singapore was tased by the police after hacking at her neighbour’s window with a chopper — an incident that was caught on video:

Auntie tased by S’pore police after wielding chopper outside neighbour’s window

Although the video did capture what went down for the most part, it was unclear what sparked the incident, and what happened afterwards.

Complained about the noise level

However, a statement by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said that the 61-year-old woman who had gone to her neighbour’s unit to complain about the noise levels.

As the woman was seen hitting her neighbour’s gate and windows with a chopper and subsequently refused to drop the weapon, the police had to deploy one cycle of the taser.

The police said the chopper dropped from the woman’s hand as she fell to the ground, but she managed to stand up again.

Tased once

The officers did not administer a second cycle of the taser due to her age and the fact that she was no longer armed.

The woman was eventually arrested for criminal intimidation and conveyed to Sengkang General Hospital, where doctors accessed that she did not sustain any injury.

She was released on police bail on the same day. Police investigations are ongoing.

This is SPF’s statement in full:

On 25 December 2018 at about 4am, the Police responded to a case of criminal intimidation at Blk 157 Serangoon North Avenue 1.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a 61-year-old woman went to her neighbour’s unit to complain about the noise level. The neighbour subsequently called the Police.

Upon the Police’s arrival, the woman was seen hitting the gate and windows of the unit with a chopper. The police officers instructed her several times to drop the chopper but she refused.

A police officer eventually deployed one cycle of taser on the woman as she continued to act violently and refused to cooperate, endangering her personal safety and that of others.

The chopper dropped from the woman’s hand as she fell to the ground after she was tasered. However, she was able to stand up immediately and continued to resist arrest. Given that the woman was no longer armed and due to her age, the officers did not administer a second cycle of the taser on her or arrest her forcibly but advised her to cooperate with the Police.

The woman eventually complied with the officers’ instructions and she was arrested for criminal intimidation. She was then conveyed to Sengkang General Hospital where the doctor assessed that she did not sustain any injury. She was released on police bail on the same day.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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