Man, 54, assisting with police investigations after verbally abusing Shashlik Restaurant's staff

A 54-year-old man is assisting police with investigations after he was caught on video shouting and hurling vulgarities at staff in Shashlik Restaurant.

Stomper earlier reported on the incident that happened at the Hainanese-Russian restaurant in Far East Shopping Centre on Sunday (June 18) at about 9.15pm.

In the video, the man is heard using expletives several times in his tirade and threatening to shut down the establishment.

At one point he even says, "I own China".

Shashlik Restaurant's co-owner Alan Tan told Stomp that the man had arrived after their kitchen had closed at 9pm.

He added that a 'closed' sign was put up at the door.

"The customer did not accept any explanations that we are unable to serve him," said Mr Tan.

"He then became aggressive and started hurling abusive language at us.

"We had to call the police for assistance as the customer refused to leave and we were concerned about the safety of our other guests in the house and our staff, in case the customer escalated the situation further."

Mr Tan said that this is the first time such an incident has happened in the restaurant's 37-year history.

"This is an unfortunate isolated incident and such behaviour can never be tolerated especially in our home, Singapore," he said.

"Being professional and having the presence of mind to keep calm but yet firm, will be important lessons for us all."

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a call for assistance at 545 Orchard Road on June 18 at about 9.20pm.

"A 54-year-old man is assisting with investigations for criminal force and intentional harassment," a police spokesman said.

No injuries were reported and police investigations are ongoing.