A 29-year-old man who pretended to be knocked down by a car is being investigated by the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
Yes, you read that right. Someone really pretended to be knocked down by a car.
Ladies and gents, we have officially reached the peak of the oft-repeated Singaporean axiom of “Jiak pa bo sai pang”.
Here’s how the incident unfolded.
The Man “Collapsed” in Front of the Car
Footage of the incident which took place on 26 Sep, was captured on a car’s dashcam and subsequently shared on Facebook last Wednesday (28 Sep).
In the footage, the man could be seen initially standing idly by the side of the road, before dashing out onto the street as the car approaches him.
It was timed pretty well, we’ll give him that.
The man subsequently gets “knocked down” although there was no collision, and appears to “struggle” a little on the ground before sitting on the road for the remaining of the video.
In the post, it was alleged that the man had even asked the driver for $100 afterwards, presumably to cover his medical fees.
Reactions to the incident were mixed, with some netizens showing genuine concern for the man in the footage, while others called him out for his blatant “scam”.
Information from the SPF News Release
The SPF’s news release however, revealed that the man was not in fact, a scammer.
He’s not in the same league as Singapore’s notorious $32 million scam couple.
In fact, the man did not ask the driver for any money after he “collapsed” and had merely walked off after the incident.
The police confirmed that the incident happened along Serangoon North Ave 5.
At this point, Serangoon seems like a pretty good candidate to join Yishun in its ranks. Double trouble—enough to start a Netflix series or even better, extended Crimewatch episodes.
The Ang Mo Kio Police Division has managed to identify the drama queen. He is currently under investigation for involvement in a case of rash act.
If convicted, the man could be jailed for up to six months, fined up to $2,500, or both.
In the meantime, you can watch these videos to know more about scams in Singapore:
- BlueSG Driver Told to Pay Over $10K After He Got Someone to Help Him Park The Car & It Crashed
- AirAsia Responds After Disabled Man Had to Crawl to His Wheelchair for Not Paying an Extra $40
- Men Who Helped $32 Million Scam Couple to Flee S’pore Did It for $5,030
- F1 Car With Driver inside Suddenly Burst into Flames at Pitstop As It Was Too Hot
- Tall Tree Fell Onto Tampines Car Park, Crushing a Mercs & Nearly Hitting an Elderly
Featured Image: Facebook (Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road)