Police arrest teen who rode PMD on top of walkway shelter

(SCREENCAP: social media)

SINGAPORE — A male teenager who was captured in a viral video riding a personal mobility device (PMD) on top of a walkway shelter has been arrested, said the police on Wednesday (20 November).

The police said in a media statement that they had arrested the 19-year-old for “suspected involvement in a case of rash act” on Tuesday, the same day they received a report of the incident.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident had occurred along Lompang Road in Bukit Panjang a day before the arrest, said the police.

The man’s identity was established by officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, they added.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

28-second clip of the teenager riding on top of the walkway had been circulating on various social media pages on Tuesday. The incident comes two weeks after a ban of e-scooters was implemented on footpaths.

If convicted, he could face a jail term of up to six months or a maximum fine of $2,500, or both.

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