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Update on Sep 11, 2018:
The man was sentenced to four weeks in jail and fined $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt and using abusive language against a public servant.
Read the full update here: Drunk guy who assaulted his driver and verbally abused police officers thought cabby took his phone
A man was caught on camera attacking a taxi driver during the wee hours of Oct 12 at Blossom Residences condominium.
Facebook user Getty Lai filmed a video of the incident and said police, who were called in to the scene, arrested the man.
In Lai's 4.5-minute-long video, the man is seen:
Shouting at the cabby
Trying to drag the cabby out of the taxi
Delivering punches and kicks at the cabby
Removing his own shirt
Throwing his shirt at the cabby
Forcing the taxi door open the cabby had closed it
Engaging in a tug-o-war of the taxi door with the cabby
Telling security personnel to stay away
Shoving security personnel away when they tried to intervene
Using his shirt to smack the ground after the cabby left (with his doors still open)
Making angry gestures at security personnel
Engaging in what appears to be a one-sided argument with security personnel
In response to media queries by Stomp, the police said they received a call for assistance along 30 Segar Road at 2.10am.
A 39-year-old man was arrested for threatening, abusing or insulting a public servant.
Stomp understands that he had displayed abusive behaviour towards the police.
Police investigations are ongoing.
Stomp understands that the man had boarded the taxi and was dropped off at his place at the condominium.
The passenger, believed to be drunk, paid his fare and exited the vehicle.
After the cabby left the premises, he realised that the passenger had left his phone behind and drove back to return it.
Stomp understands that was when the man turned violent and started punching the cabby.