Imagine not wanting to wear a mask during this virus outbreak.
You also run the risk of getting fined S$300 for not doing so, by the way.
Now imagine combining those two along with sneezing at a security officer.
There really is a fine line between bravery and pure silliness.
Remember Sun Szu-Yen?
The 46-year-old was in Singapore on a long-term visit pass from Taiwan.
However, she and her 10-year-old son approached Ion Orchard mall at 12.45 pm on 12 April without masks.
Keep in mind that circuit breaker had also started a few days prior to this.
According to Today Online, they were stopped by a security guard Devika Rani Muthu Krishnan, 56, and had their particulars and contact details recorded.
However, when asked to put their masks on, Sun responded by just wrapping another scarf around her face.
She even had the gall to sneeze at Ms Devika Rani when denied entry. She then took out her passport and yelled, “You get it? You get it already! I am China, I am Taiwan!.”
When the guard told Sun to leave, she took her form and scribbled over it.
She also told the guard to ‘shut up’ and to just do her work.
Even More Past Crimes
This also wasn’t the first time Sun committed a crime.
On 4 June 2019, she was reportedly feeling stressed out and frustrated.
So did she go take a walk or do some yoga to blow off steam?
Sun decided the best way to handle this was to toss several items out of her condominium window.
These included a model globe, plastic chair, vacuum cleaner, glass bottle, pencils and a plastic garbage bin.
When a security guard told her to calm down, she refused and even allowed them to call the police.
Which they gladly did.
She also did this without checking if there were others below the block and could’ve potentially killed someone.
Sentencing and Punishment
Sun pleaded guilty in a district court in June to one count of performing a rash act and an unrelated harassment charge.
She was also assessed for a mandatory treatment order (MTO), where offenders receive treatment for their mental condition.
Sun was found to not have a mental illness.
According to Straits Times, the Deputy Public Prosecutor DPP Lee had earlier told the court that Sun has a mood disorder according to an Institute of Mental Health report.
Sun told the court that she would like to stay in Singapore where her son is attending school.
On, 10 Sept, she was sentenced to 11 weeks imprisonment.
Sun could have been jailed up to six months or fined up to S$5000, or both, under the Protection from Harassment Act.
She also could have been jailed for up to six months and fined up to S$2500 for committing a rash act.