Singapore—Thirty-four-year old Lim Wei Ming first made the news last month when he reportedly posted photos of himself on Instagram sniffing the underwear of women.
He was accused on August 15 of uploading the said photos, as well as performing lewd acts at Choa Chu Kang, and subsequently arrested the next day.
After he was charged he was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
On September 4, Wednesday, he appeared before District Judge Adam Nakhoda, and said, “I realise my mistake. Because of my mistake, my mother suffers a lot.”
The judge has ordered that Mr Lim be remanded for another three weeks at the IMH for the purpose of psychiatric observation. On September 25 he comes back to court.
The pictures that Mr Lim posted which he captioned “public panty sniffing” went viral online. He had also included the locations of where he did the sniffing.
He had three Instagram posts that showed a picture of short black shorts, another one showing a pink lacy thong, and a third of a picture of himself with pink panties in his pocket.
These photos are no longer available.
Police said that several reports of a man doing lewd acts in the common corridors of Housing and Development Board blocks in Tampines and Choa Chu Kang had been lodged.
Should he be convicted, Mr Lim could be made to pay a S$1,000 fine.
On August 17, TISG reported: “An Instagram user based in Singapore started posting photos of himself with allegedly stolen underwear and shorts.
His first loot was a pair of pink lace thongs. He posed with the panty stuffed in his breast pocket like a boutonniere.
“Public panty sniffing. Block 356 Tampines Street 33,” read the caption.
He posed a few more selfies with the panty, even one that showed him sniffing it.
In another post, it seems the man went to Choa Chu Kang for a pair of black shorts.
“Public pcc (probably meant pa chew cheng which means “to masturbate”) onto black shorts. Then after that just hang back at the same place I took it,” read the caption.
According to the post, the man allegedly released “3 days’ worth of load” on the shorts and it “will dry up by morning.” The caption included the address, Block 518 Choa Chu Kang Street 51, which is allegedly the location where the shorts were discovered.
According to a report by Stomp, the 34-year-old man was arrested for public nuisance.
The police received numerous reports of a man performing lewd acts along the common corridors of HDB blocks in Tampines and Choa Chu Kang.
Less than eight hours after the initial report, officers from the Jurong Police Division identified the man and arrested him in the early morning of August 16.
In one of his recent Instagram posts, the man wrote, “Don’t act like you guys don’t like this kind of things. I will still continue to collect them. Will be posting a video of me sniffing soon.”
The suspect is currently in a holding cell, according to an Instagram story posted on August 16 at 5 pm. “Will be updating soon, follow to find out,” read the caption.”/ TISG
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