SINGAPORE — A taxi driver said to be involved in two separate incidents of road rage was charged on Thursday (5 December) for allegedly swinging a pair of pliers at a passenger carrying a baby at Far East Plaza taxi stand.
Feng Zhanning’s actions were caught in a viral video.
The 42-year-old is said to have been arguing with passengers at the taxi stand on 24 November, when he swung a pair of pliers towards Conceicao Benedict Gerard, who was carrying a five-month-old baby. The pliers hit his right hand, but the baby remained unhurt, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.
In a separate charge, Feng is accused of voluntarily causing hurt to Susanna Soon Ee Wei by pushing her and causing her to fall backwards. Soon is said to have sustained abrasions on her right palm.
Both incidents took place at at Far East Plaza taxi stand at around 10pm.
According to a police press release, Feng was involved in another incident on 22 November, when he allegedly confronted a car driver for honking at him along Paterson Hill. Feng allegedly kicked, and used his fist and elbow to hit the victim’s car, damaging the vehicle. The driver was unhurt.
Feng has not been charged in relation to this incident. He was arrested on Wednesday at Woodlands Checkpoint.
His contract has since been terminated by taxi operator Trans-Cab, according to the Straits Times.
Feng has been remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric observation and will return to court on 19 December.
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