20-year-old man under house arrest cuts electronic tracker, gets reported by father

A father decided to turn his son in to the police, even calling the police himself when he discovered that his 20-year-old son, who was under house arrest had cut his electronic tracker last Saturday (Feb 18). 

The man was arrested and escorted off by police officers at Braddell MRT Station by 2pm on the same day, in the presence of family members and a close female friend, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao

A family member was even head shouting at him:

“Why must you be like this?”

According to the man’s father, his son was on house arrest, and had to wear an electronic tracker on his ankle at all times. 

He also had to adhere to a strict curfew and report to a police officer at regular intervals. 

Lately, the man had not gone to report or even return home.  

When he finally showed up at home, with his electronic tracker nowhere in sight, the father was forced to call the cops down on his own son. 

The man quickly left home after discovering that his father had reported him to the police. 

A witness  who was passing by Braddell MRT Station told reporters that he saw several uniformed police officers chasing after the suspect.

Said the witness:

“The man leaped over the gantry and ran to the platform.

"Several officers were chasing him.

“Some of the officers looked like they were carrying stun guns.”

A spokesperson for the police said that the man was arrested for being a public nuisance and verbally abusing a public servant.

Investigations are ongoing.