15 May '18, 10am

Cookie seller jailed five months for biting police officer

SINGAPORE - After being caught selling Chinese New Year cookies without a permit, a 51-year-old woman resisted arrest by biting a police officer on the arm twice. Low Toong Kheng was sentenced to five months' jail on Tuesday (May 15) for hurting Senior Staff Sergeant Zulkarnain Soonari, 44. Deputy Public Prosecutor Esther Wong told the court that Low had been selling cookies at Yishun Street on Jan 14 when officers from the National Environmental Agency (NEA) asked to see her permit. She refused then packed up her belongings and left. The officers followed her and managed to stop her at a void deck, where they called for assistance. About half an hour later, the officers, including SSSgt Zulkarnain, arrived and spoke to Low who continued to shun their questions. After spending over half an hour trying to persuade Low to cooperate, the officers decided to arrest her. But wh...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/cooki...

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