What would you do if you discovered that your partner was cheating on you?
Some would simply break up with them, some would stay and try to save the relationship, while others would order 15 McSpicys using their address.
Reader: That last one seems oddly specific.
In the movies, betrayed characters would express their anger in overly-dramatic ways, such as slashing their lover’s tyres or flinging their clothes out a window.
But such things only happen in the movies, right?
Woman Lied to Police So That They’ll Arrest Boyfriend
In 2019, 26-year-old Velda Lim Ming made a police report against her boyfriend for possessing illegal weapons.
The only problem is that this was a lie, and that she was actually mad at her boyfriend because she suspected him of cheating on her.
Lim and her boyfriend, 23, were in a relationship between March 2018 and May 2019, according to CNA.
At some point in their relationship, Lim discovered the victim had travelled to Bangkok with a female friend.
Suspecting him of cheating, she sent him several text messages demanding proof of his innocence.
She also threatened to report him to the police.
Hallo police? I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.
Since this isn’t 1800 and cheating on your partner isn’t a punishable offence, the woman resorted to other means to get her boyfriend into trouble.
On 27 May, 2019, Lim submitted a message on the feedback portal on the Singapore Police Force’s website saying she believed her boyfriend had an “unauthorised armory” at his house or his friend’s house.
This is what the message said:
“I have a screenshot of him telling me that he has possession of a gun and I know that he and one of his friends has been bringing in illegal weapons and then selling them to others”.
“They are a danger to the community and spreading that danger along with them. Furthermore, he is known to have done other illegal traits (sic) in SG and in MSIA with some of his friends that are on the run from the police. Please look him up to prevent such dangers in our community,” Lim wrote.
She included her boyfriend’s address in the message and attached a screenshot of messages the victim had sent her in December 2018, where he made reference to a “pistol”.
Made Another False Report When He Wasn’t Arrested
The next day, the woman came across an Instagram post that showed the victim meeting another friend, and was upset that he hadn’t been arrested yet.
So she submitted yet another false report.
The police ended up raiding the homes of the victim and his friend on 31 May, 2019, but of course, found nothing.
Officers from three police units had been deployed for the investigations and raids.
Could Be Jailed For a Year
Before she submitted the messages, Lim created a new email account to avoid being identified, and submitted the message while on “incognito” mode.
Despite these tactics, the police managed to identify her.
Police investigations later revealed that Lim knew she was giving false information to the police.
She admitted that she reported her boyfriend because she suspecting him of cheating on her and was angry.
Her aim was to teach him a lesson by scaring him, hoping the police would initiate investigations against him.
But in the end, she was the one who got into trouble with the authorities.
The 26-year-old pleaded guilty on Tuesday (26 Jan) to one charge of providing false information to a public servant, with another charge taken into consideration.
If convicted, she could be jailed up to a year, fined up to S$5,000, or both.
She will return to court for mitigation and sentencing in March.
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