Geylang Hotel Staff Attacked For Denying A Room To 2 Men Carrying An Unconscious Woman

He was attacked with a bronze lion over the counter.

A 26-year-old hotel employee in Geylang, Singapore, was attacked with a bronze lion on 26 January after he denied a room to two men who were carrying a drunk woman

Singaporean news site Zao Bao reported yesterday, 24 February, that the incident occurred at around 4.45am at a hotel on Lorong 4, Geylang. 

The 26-year-old revealed that the woman was unconscious, while both men were relatively sober

Image via Zao Bao

"I was worried that something would happen to the unconscious woman, so I lied to them that there were no available rooms," the employee revealed

According to China Press, one of the men began yelling at the hotel employee before attacking him with a bronze lion over the counter. 

He was left with a swollen eye, and a 2cm-long scar near his eyebrow.

"The bronze lion was about 10cm tall, and none of my colleagues were at the scene," the 26-year-old said. 

"I called my manager after they left, and he lodged a police report on my behalf," he added.

The 58-year-old attacker has since been charged with assault using a dangerous weapon

China Press reported that he is currently out on a SGD8,000 (approximately RM24,000) bail.

The 58-year-old faces up to seven years in jail, along with a fine and strokes of the cane upon conviction. 

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