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Assault on my wife

Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 8:44 am

Yesterday I was in our local Fair Price. My wife was sitting outside on some steps as she is suffering from all day morning sickness right now. She saw a guy looking at her, so much so it made her feel uncomfortable, so she got up and went to the ATM to get some money. Whilst she was standing in line the guy walked past her staring again then appeared to go. A few moments later my wife felt a sharp slap on her ass, the guy had walked back past her again.

She followed him into Fair Price swearing and abusing him in a loud voice so he ran away pretty fast, unfortunately before my wife managed to locate me. If I had got hold of him.......................

I can see why it happened. My wife is Filipina, she was sitting on the steps outside the supermarket playing with her mobile phone (as the maids tend to do) and her chest has expanded considerably since becoming pregnant :oops:

I am sure the guy thought he was just trying his luck with a maid. All this outside a busy Fair Price in Toa Payoh teeming with people.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 8:56 am

Lodge a complaint with the police. He will get caught pretty soon.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 9:11 am

What the hell. The man deserves to get his fingers broken. Have you gone to the police?

I hope your wife is alright. This could be traumatising to her.

ATMs have CCTVs that covers the entire area behind a user. And in Fairprice too. I hope the bank and Fairprice is able to cooperate for the footages.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 9:25 am

the lynx wrote:What the hell. The man deserves to get his fingers broken. Have you gone to the police?

I hope your wife is alright. This could be traumatising to her.

ATMs have CCTVs that covers the entire area behind a user. And in Fairprice too. I hope the bank and Fairprice is able to cooperate for the footages.


Yes we have been to the Police and they are fully aware of what and where it happened. You are right there are many CCTV cameras in that area although how many are actually recording who knows.

My wife is OK thanks, she is a tough cookie! Had she not been pregnant I suspect she would have broken his fingers herself :-)

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:04 am

There are plenty of laws in your wife's favour here, so lets hope they find him!

What a dirt bag though, I bet you wish you could just get hold of him rather than having the police deal with it, I know I'd prefer that for myself!
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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:03 am

nutnut wrote:There are plenty of laws in your wife's favour here, so lets hope they find him!

What a dirt bag though, I bet you wish you could just get hold of him rather than having the police deal with it, I know I'd prefer that for myself!


Yea, that's the first knee jerk reaction but then I thought if I did the guy some damage I would probably be in trouble too.

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:38 am

Yep, you are probably right, would have made you feel a whole lot better though huh?

Yes, thinking sensibly, it's probably not wise to do it.

Anyway, use the full force of the law mate, local women in this situation certainly would!
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Postby BedokAmerican » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 4:56 pm

Sorry this happened to your wife. Glad she's ok. And congratulations on your soon-to-be son or daughter!

Reading your post made me wonder something. If the same thing happened to a FDW, does anyone think the police would investigate it just as they would had it been a local or expat? Or would a case/report like that involving a FDW fall to the bottom of their "things to investigate"? Just wondering.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 6:51 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:Sorry this happened to your wife. Glad she's ok. And congratulations on your soon-to-be son or daughter!

Reading your post made me wonder something. If the same thing happened to a FDW, does anyone think the police would investigate it just as they would had it been a local or expat? Or would a case/report like that involving a FDW fall to the bottom of their "things to investigate"? Just wondering.


I believe the police take assaults against FDW's pretty seriously... there's been reports about it over the years in the papers.


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