Man arrested after threatening riders with fishing rod in road rage dispute at Bedok North

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A 39-year-old man was arrested for rash act and criminal intimidation after he was caught on video threatening three riders in a confrontation at Bedok North Road on Monday (Aug 2).

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the road rage incident that showed a red Toyota making a wide turn while turning into a carpark near Block 185 Bedok North Road.

Posted by on Monday, August 2, 2021

The driver stops his vehicle after the riders gesture at him and exits his car to confront them. He is not wearing a mask.

He is then heard demanding to know if they "stay here" while pointing at a nearby block.

He returns to his vehicle to retrieve what looks like a fishing rod while a woman tries to stop him from approaching the riders again.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they received a report at 8.59pm regarding the dispute that had occurred earlier that day.

"A 39-year-old man was subsequently arrested for rash act and criminal intimidation," a police spokesman said.

"He will also be investigated for the failure to wear a mask when he was not in his ordinary place of residence, which is a breach of Regulation 3A(1) of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020."

Police investigations are ongoing.