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A man who put toothpicks in bus seats with the pointed ends sticking out has pleaded guilty to two charges of causing mischief.

On Wednesday (11 Oct) in the State Courts, District Judge Lim Keng Yeow questioned about the harm that might be caused by a person sitting on toothpicks and whether a jail term is justified in such a case.

Lim Lye Seng, 60, pleaded guilty to committing the offenses four times this year between July and August on SBS Transit bus number 123M along Lower Delta Road.

According to court documents, Lim took the toothpicks from a coffee shop near Tiong Bahru and committed the offences because he was bored and wanted to play a prank on others.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Rimplejit Kaur asked for a short custodial sentence, arguing that damage was caused to public property and that there was an inherent risk of hurt that could have been caused if a member of the public were to sit on the toothpicks.

More at https://sg.yahoo.com/news/toothpicks-bus-seat-case-judge-casts-doubt-potential-harm-093800755.html

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Re: Toothpicks in bus seat case: Judge casts doubt on potential harm
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 02:58:48 pm »
imagine if those toothpicks had poked into anyone's privates .... :o :o :o
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."