17-Year-Old Singapore Teen Ends Up In Hospital After Angering 51-Year-Old Noodle Hawker
A teenager was sent to a hospital following an argument with a hawker at a food court in Sengkang, Singapore on Sunday, 24 April
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, showing a young man flipping a food tray at a middle-aged hawker who was in the midst of preparing noodles at a stall.
According to The Straits Times, the Singapore Police Force said they were alerted of the incident at about 5.50pm on Sunday.
They said the case of voluntarily causing hurt took place at Block 455 of Sengkang West Avenue.
The police confirmed with the local paper that a 17-year-old was taken to a hospital while conscious, and that a 51-year-old man is assisting with police investigations
In the one-minute video, the hawker is seen talking to the teenage customer in a black shirt while cooking noodles. However, the conversation between them appears to become progressively heated.
The teenager repeatedly points his finger at the hawker as if scolding the man.
He then suddenly flips a tray over at the hawker, sending utensils flying all over the stall. Following the aggressive act, he points repeatedly at himself, as if further taunting the hawker.
The hawker reacts angrily by grabbing a soup ladle and rushing to the front of the stall to beat up the youth. Other customers in the coffee shop quickly try to intervene.
As the recording has no sound, it is uncertain what the pair was arguing about.
In a separate video, purportedly taken after the incident, a woman believed to be the teenager's mother is seen berating the hawker for hitting her son
According to Mothership, the video ends with the woman claiming in Hokkien that she will be calling the police to settle the matter.
The Straits Times reported that police investigations are still ongoing.