Foreigner who assaulted security guard and cabbie in December 2016 sentenced to 3-weeks jail

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The foreigner who assaulted a security guard and a taxi driver in a drunken stupor last in December 2016 was sentenced to three weeks’ jail and fined $1,000 today. The assailant is a Taiwanese national Huang Chih-Yung and is also known as Dina Huang. She is 31 years old and works as a broker here in Singapore.

Dina refused to pay her taxi fare and attacked the cabbie, Cheng Teck Wei (43), when he tried to prevent her from leaving. She later hit a 39-year-old security officer, Jeivanay Alimithu, when she tried to intervene in Taiwanese’s scuffle with Cheng.

The Police earlier confirmed that they were alerted to the incident at 11.10pm on 7 Dec 2016 and that they are investigating the case as one of voluntarily causing hurt. Huang admitted in the State Courts to one count of voluntarily causing hurt to Cheng and one count of using abusive words on Jeivanay. Another two counts of a similar nature were taken into consideration for her sentencing.

The Court heard that Huang boarded Cheng’s taxi from Marina Bay Sands at around 11.05pm on the day of the incident and that she had consumed at least 750ml of sake when she did so. She then alighted at the SkySuites@Anson condominium along Enggor Street and refused to pay the fare.

A video clip showing Huang kicking and slapping the security guard appeared on social media at that time. The video showed the security guard refusing to let Huang off even after the assault. The woman can be heard saying ‘I f***ing carry money’ before hurling more expletives at the security guard. The video also showed the the guard sustained bruises from the assault.

Two other men were in the video clip. One is seen desperately trying to intervene and protect the security guard from being assaulted. He was asking all parties to wait for the police to arrive. The other man in the video is the affected cabbie.

The Union of Security Employees (USE) responded to the attack on one of its members and said that it “expects all stakeholders to show respect to our security officers and reiterate that any form of abuse towards the officers is unacceptable.” USE further added that that the security officer works for one of its unionised agencies and that it has offered assistance to the company.

In another video which circulated on Facebook, the same woman can be seen behaving in the same fierce rude manner with the taxi driver – trying to kick and slap the taxi driver.