11 Oct '17, 11am

Landscape technician admits he stuck toothpicks in bus seat as a prank

SINGAPORE - Feeling bored while travelling on a bus to work, a landscape technician decided to play a prank on his fellow passengers. On four separate occasions in July and August, Lim Lye Seng, 60, stuck toothpicks - with the sharp ends pointing upwards - in the seats of SBS Transit bus service 123M as it was travelling along Lower Delta Road. According to court documents, on each occasion, he would stick three toothpicks in a seat. Lim pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday (Oct 11) to two counts of mischief. Another two charges of mischief will be taken into consideration during sentencing. On Aug 4, Lim had his breakfast at a fishball noodle stall at a coffee shop near Tiong Bahru MRT station and took three toothpicks from the eatery. After boarding bus service 123M, at around 6.20am, he used the toothpicks to perforate the seat next to where he was sitting, causing $325...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/landsc...

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