Teen admits to kicking and breaking platform screen door at Orchard MRT

PHOTO: Orchard MRT station Singapore/Yahoo News Singapore

SINGAPORE — While making mischief at Orchard MRT Station, he failed to stop a co-worker from boarding a train and delivered a flying kick to a platform screen door.

Mohamad Adib Azfar Mohamad, 19, ended up shattering the door, which cost $3,061 to repair.

Adib pleaded guilty to one count of committing mischief on Wednesday (19 June). The prosecution called for a probation report for the part-time banquet helper, who will return to court on 17 July.

The court heard that on 24 September last year, Adib headed to Orchard MRT station after his shift at Orchard Hotel at around 6am.

While at the platform awaiting the train with his co-workers, Adib began horsing around with them. He wanted to prevent a co-worker from getting onto a train but the latter managed to board it.

After the train doors and platform screen door had closed, Adib ran and jumped towards the screen door, using his right leg to kick at it. The platform screen door shattered upon impact.

Adib immediately left the station and took a Grab taxi home. CCTV footage captured the incident and his identity was traced.

Addressing the court, Adib, who was unrepresented, apologised for his action.

Noting that the damage was not cheap, District Judge Eddy Tham asked Adib what he was going to do about it. Adib replied that he would discuss the issue with his mother.

For committing mischief and causing damage of more than $500, Adib could be jailed up to two years and/or fined.

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