Singapore – What started as a piece of seemingly friendly advice to use the handicap toilet turned out to be a traumatic experience for two ladies at Clarke Quay.
On July 24 (Wednesday), @isabelleameliatan (a.k.a. Belle) shared her experience via Instagram that involved the dangers of using handicap toilets, especially to ladies.
Belle and her friend, Jane, were on their way to the toilet when they were approached by a man who advised them to use the accessible toilet instead.
“Hey use the handicap toilet, the girl’s toilet is full,” said the man to the ladies.
Belle and Jane thought nothing of the matter at first. “Perhaps the man’s girlfriend took really long, and he was just drunk and being nice,” Belle thought.
When the man started following them, the ladies began realizing something was wrong.
They quickly checked the toilet if it had been bugged with a camera or other device.
“There wasn’t any, so we just continued with our business,” shared Belle.
While using the toilet, Belle noticed that the door was ajar, so she told Jane to lock it properly.
What happened next was an occurrence similar to any typical horror story.
While it was Jane’s turn, Belle saw through the mirror reflection as she was washing her hands, that the lock was slowly turning by itself.
“I immediately yanked the door closed,” said Belle. However, she was met with force, and the door was pulled open from the outside.
Quick on her senses, Belle ran after the pervert, grabbed his belongings and called the police before he got away.
“So apparently, he allegedly tried to open our door with a 20 cent coin,” said Belle.
“That’s honestly so, so scary,” she added.
The alleged pervert suggested the handicap toilet because they are specifically designed to be able to be opened from the outside in case of an emergency.
“Obviously there are perverts in this world that would do anything just to see what they want to see,” wrote Belle in her post.
She went on to warn everyone to be extra cautious of their surroundings, even when intoxicated.
Belle also thanked the bouncers and door girl of Yang International Asian Club for helping detain the suspect until the police arrived.
According to Belle’s follow-up Instagram stories, investigations are ongoing.
It was reported by Mothership that a 21-year-old man related to the case had been arrested.
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P S A TO ALL GIRLS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HANDICAP TOILETS jane n i were walking towards the toilet yesterday and this man came up to us and was like “hey use the handicap toilet the girls toilet is full” so i was like okay perhaps his gf took rly long n he was just drunk n being nice then when jane n i were inside the handicap toilet i realized he actually followed right behind us and that was when i realized smth was wrong. i checked if he had bugged the toilet w a camera or smth but there wasnt any so we just continued with our business. when i was peeing i realized the door was ajar then i told jane to lock it properly. then when it was her turn and i was washing my hands i realized in the mirror reflection that the lock was TURNING BY ITSELF then i immediately yanked the door closed and then it was forcefully pulled from outside and thats when i saw him pulling our fucking door. thankfully i managed to run after him and grab his belongings n call the police without him getting away. SO APPARENTLY, he allegedly tried to open our door with a 20 CENT COIN and thats honestly so so scary. i know handicap toilets locks are built like that in order to save someone in case of emergencies but please please please be cautious because obviously there are perverts in this world that would do anything just to see what they want to see. im really not sure what the verdict would be for this guy but whatever it is, GIRLS PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS AND ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS EVEN WHEN YOURE WASTED AF (also huge thanks to the bouncers n door girl at yang for detaining the guy until the police came)