The teenage brain is an odd thing indeed.
The areas of the brain concerned with rationality and empathy shrink to virtual non-existence during this turbulent time, while the regions that control impulsive behavior and looking cool in front of friends are enlarged.
We were all teenagers once, so we understand when youths do dumb things. It’s not exactly new. What’s not acceptable, however, is being a dick and hurting others.
4 Teens Shown Flipping Signboard at a Toddler in Viral Video
A video of four teens flipping a signboard at a toddler has gone viral on social media.
It was first shared on the Instagram page Wake Up, Singapore yesterday (9 Nov).
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In the short 13-second video, a man can be seen flipping a “wet floor” signage at a toddler before running away with three of his friends.
The poor toddler starts crying and a woman who was with the child, presumably the toddler’s mother, shouts at one of the men in the group, asking for his name and NRIC number.
“I’m going to report you to the police”, the woman said, and the video ends there. Fortunately, she didn’t have to wait long for these teens to get nabbed.
Teens Being Investigated By Police
All four teenagers are now being investigated by the police for public nuisance and dishonest misappropriation of property.
The incident had occurred outside the Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple along Keong Saik Road at 8:30pm on Monday (8 Nov), the police said.
According to some commenters, the same group had been seen earlier that night drunk near the Guild House singing loudly and making a nuisance.
Remember the lack of rationality I was talking about? Well, that’s kind of how these guys got caught in the end; police officers had spotted two of them that night at 9:45pm at Serangoon MRT station holding onto the “wet floor” signage.
Initial investigations revealed that both teens – aged 18 – were part of the group behind the incident outside the temple. Officers then established the whereabouts of the other two teens.
If found guilty of the offences, these teens are in a whole heap of trouble.
The penalty for being a public nuisance is a fine of up to $2,000, a jail term of up to three months, or both.
As for dishonest misappropriation of property, those convicted could face a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.
Be nice to others, kids.
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Featured Image: Instagram (Wake Up, Singapore)