Driver Terry Loo Peng Leong seems to be the latest victim of a please-hit-me scam – an insurance scam where a pedestrian deliberately vaults themselves onto a moving vehicle and fakes injuries in order to claim compensation.
Terry was driving along Farmway when he spotted a man running towards his car. As he slowed down, the man launched himself onto Terry’s car and lay on the bonnet of the car, breathing heavily.
The incident was captured on Terry’s car dashboard camera:
The video, which was posted shortly after the incident occurred this afternoon, has gone viral with commentors taking potshots at the scammer:
The Police have confirmed that the man who hurled himself onto the car has been arrested at Pasir Ris Farmway 2 on Sunday (Jun 11). They were alerted to the incident at about 3.30pm, and the man appeared drunk according to them.
This is not the first time a please-hit-me scam has been captured on tape in Singapore. Two different elderly men were captured attempting the stunt on two separate car in 2015 and 2016:
This happened a few days ago at Tampines Industrial Estate. If this does not convince you to install a car camera, then good luck to your next drive.There are many other great uses installing a car cam, look out for our next post – 6 benefits of installing a Car Video Recorder.
Posted by ROADS.sg on Friday, 15 April 2016