Man, 54, arrested for allegedly not wearing mask, hitting police officer & exposing his genitals at Tanjong Pagar

He was allegedly drunk.

Syahindah Ishak | May 28, 2021, 03:21 PM

A 54-year-old man in Singapore has been arrested for allegedly using criminal force against police officers and not complying with the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, among other offences.

Allegedly drunk

According to a May 28 news release, the police attended to the case along Tanjong Pagar Road on May 23, 2021.

The 54-year-old man was allegedly drunk, not wearing a mask and was acting aggressively towards passers-by.

Police officers had advised the man to wear a mask, but he allegedly refused to comply.

Allegedly exposed himself and hitting an officer

The man then purportedly hurled vulgarities, unzipped his pants to expose his private parts, and directed sexually explicit remarks at the officers.

He also allegedly threatened to slap police officers and gesticulated wildly, causing his hands to strike an officer on his nose.

The man was subsequently arrested. Police added that investigations into this case are ongoing.

Possible punishments

If found guilty of using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty, the man may be jailed for up to four years, fined, or both.

If found guilty of causing annoyance whilst drunk, he can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$1,000, or both.

If convicted of uttering words or gestures intended to insult modesty of any person, he can be jailed for up to a year, fined, or both.

If convicted of appearing nude in a public place, the man can be jailed for up to three months, fined, or both.

If found guilty of not wearing a mask, or not wearing a mask properly outside his place of residence, he can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.

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