Tampines petrol station customer opens flame and threatens to light attendant on fire for no reason


A customer at the SPC petrol station along Tampines Avenue 4 suddenly lost his temper for seemingly no reason and threatened to light the petrol pump attendant on fire, on Wednesday (28 Feb).

The incident occurred around 2am that day, when the man pulled into the petrol station and demanded that the petrol pump attendant fill up his tank with 95-grade petrol to the exact amount of S$33.33 – not a cent more nor less.

The attendant, who wishes to remain anonymous, recounted to the Chinese daily: “I asked him if he’s sure that that’s what he wanted. He suddenly lost his temper and used vulgar words on me, then used a bucket near the pump to hit me in the back.”

The attendant reportedly moved away to avoid worsening the situation but the customer chased after him. The attendant rushed into the convenience store for help when the man tried to set him on fire:

“I asked the convenience store staff for help. The man was outside and scolding me. He then took out a propane can, light a flame on his lighter, aimed the can at the flame and sprayed.”

The customer has since been arrested and has been charged in court.

According to court documents, the man – who had been arrested and charged with 2 counts of robbery in March 2017 – was out on bail when the incident occurred on Wednesday.


  1. SPC is now a PRC invested company.

    Before you jump the gun and disparage the alleged perpetrator for a possible criminal offence, please be fair and hear the other side of the story.


    It all boils down to bad management at this station.

  2. It is because of the sin of pappies , that is why people behave like that. Pappies care too much for themselves and FT and make the 30% suffer to the core. Why the 70% would not care ? Because they are selfish