S’pore man nonchalantly chopes parking space in front of waiting car for Renault to drive in
He was also caught smoking and littering his cigarette on camera.
Singapore, and in particular Singaporeans are famous for having a penchant for the chope.
However, one man in Singapore seems to have taken the idea of reserving a space to frontiers that most would not have dared venture to — the parking space.
Dashboard camera footage
Thankfully, his bold hijinks was caught on camera and posted on Facebook page SG Road Vigilante:
The video was taken from a car’s dashboard camera and is dated July 17, 2019, while the caption indicates that the incident took place along Pepys Road, off Pasir Panjang.
It appears to show a man in a navy blue polo T-shirt waiting for a car to pull out of a parking space.
Once it vacates the space, he then steps in front of it, blocking the waiting car (from whose perspective we are viewing this entire incident) from rightfully taking it.
He is seen gesturing to another vehicle off-screen.
Seemingly unperturbed by the waiting car’s rightful claim to the space, the man turns his back to the car’s camera and takes a long drag on his cigarette.
A white Renault then drives into view and parks in the “choped” space.
As the Renault is parking, the man appears to engage in a conversation with someone off-camera.
He then reappears, this time leading the passengers and driver from the Renault across the road.
The car with the dashboard camera is then left stunned, reflecting on what he had just witnessed.
This of course triggered a range of responses from commenters, many of whom chided him for not retaliating, and offered advice:
One spotted something else the waiting driver could potentially do:
But another raised a pertinent question about justice in society, considering the fact that “choping” a spot in a carpark actually isn’t against the law.
Top image screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page