SINGAPORE: A netizen alleged that the family living in the unit above his has been throwing down objects, including white paint, coffee bags and a large metal padlock, since they moved in six years ago.
The netizen, who goes by Nasa Mars Rovers on Facebook, posted a video and several pictures of the alleged incidents on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE page on Tuesday (Sept 5).
“Throwing down large metal padlock, dangerous objects, white paint, coffee bags and water at Punggol Acardia, 289D Punggol Place,” he wrote. From his post, the neighbours appear to have started with throwing water in 2017, a video of which can be seen in the post.
The netizen added that this escalated to “dirty coffee bags” in January last year and then “dirty water with small debris” the following month. These were thrown onto the netizen’s aircon yard and service yard, respectively.
Also, in Feb 2022, plastic bags containing white paint were thrown into the netizen’s aircon yard. “White paint was splashed all over the compressor and HDB wall. Town council staffs came to help but could not remove the stains on the HDB wall,” he added.
But worse was still yet to come.
“Around 1am on 27th Oct 2022, we heard the loud smashing sound of heavy metal padlock against the window pane of the common bedroom. Based on previous observations, we anticipated that the direct unit above will flung down the heavy metal padlock against the master bedroom window pane too…
As evident from the recorded footage, the suspect from the direct unit above flung down the large metal pad-lock several times and caused loud smashing impact against my window pane.
The smashing impact resulted in a deep crack on the middle window pane which may cause it to shatter anytime.”
He and his wife reported this to the police, and officers came to their unit by about 3 a.m. They knocked on the door of the concerned unit, but the neighbours allegedly refused to answer the door.
The Punggol town council helped by cordoning off the area below to prevent accidental injuries.
The netizen added, however, that his hand got hurt in the attempt to prevent more window panes from being smashed, and he had to seek medical treatment.
“Would any normal person possess a large and heavy metal padlock attached with a chain of properly calculated length?” He asked, adding, “There is also a deep crack on the middle bedroom window ledge caused by previous smashing impact of the large metal padlock too.”
The neighbours also let their water hose drip over the ledge of their unit, posing a danger to passers-by below. They also allegedly made loud noises and quarrelled at night.
The Independent Singapore has reached out to Law Minister K Shanmugam, Punggol MPs Dr Janil Puthucheary and Ms Sun Xueling, to whom the netizen has sent emails, as well as to the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council for further comment or update.
We have also messaged the netizen, who ended his post by writing, “Multiple police cases and magistrate complaints were filed. My wife, 9-year-old daughter and 2-year old son are devastatingly frightened and we felt hopeless with no one helping us and we humbly hope that through the media, there will be justice. Thank you!” /TISG