A 45-year-old woman was arrested after she made a scene at a shop in Tiong Bahru Plaza on Monday (Apr 3).
Police said they were alerted to the incident just before 10pm and that investigations are ongoing.
A 5-minute-and-40-second video of the incident has gone viral on Facebook, with nearly 2 million views and counting as of Tuesday evening. The woman, visibly agitated, is seen yelling at shop staff at the Owndays spectacles shop and hitting two of them. Amidst the skirmish, she loses her bracelet and demands that they retrieve it from a backroom. “Go and find for me my bracelet, go!” she commands them.
When one of the girls says she will call the police, she dares them to. “Call … Go and call the MP!” she retorts.
Owndays issued a statement on Facebook saying that a female shopper went into its Tiong Bahru Plaza outlet to “hide from another lady who had become aggressive”. Two of its staff members were assaulted while trying to assist the shopper, it said. “Our colleagues had been brave and maintained their professionalism despite repeated assaults by the angry lady,” Owndays said.
It added that it is seeking legal advice.