Man jailed for crumpling up summons ticket and throwing it at officer's face

A man who was issued a summons ticket for littering, crumpled the ticket up and threw it at a Certis Cisco officer's face.

This offence resulted in him being jailed yesterday (Feb 14).

According to The Straits Times, Mohamed Hafidz Kamaldin, 32, was seen throwing a cigarette butt into a drain in Desker Road by Lance Corporal Lee Sin Nie, but when she and her partner approached him, he claimed he had thrown it into a rubbish bin.

The National Environment Agency enforcement officers asked him for his particulars but he denied littering and walked away.

Ms Lee then called the police.

He later said he would go to Rochor Neighbourhood Police Centre, but when they got there he became upset with Ms Lee as she took down his particulars from his driving licence, saying she had no right to do so.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Dora Tay told the court that police officers tried to calm Hafidz down and he accepted the summons ticket.

However as she was trying to explain to him his offence, Hafidz crumpled up the summons ticket and threw it in her face.

He pleaded guilty to using criminal force on the 32-year-old auxiliary police officer on May 25 last year and was jailed for two weeks.

Hafidz, who had a second charge of disorderly behaviour by repeatedly shouting, which was also taken into consideration, could have been jailed for up to four years and/or fined for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty.

The Straits Times

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