TL;DR – “Sorry sorry please give me a chance…i deleted YOUR videos already.“
You might have already seen this post on Facebook since it was uploaded on 26 December and has been shared over 6,100 times.
In the post, Facebook user Emilia Chong shares her account of how she and her friends caught a man hiding in the female cubicle of the ground floor toilet of NTUC Income Building at Tampines.
After he was caught, the accused apologised for his actions, claiming that he has deleted her videos.
And if you caught the keyword her, good job. According to Emilia, after looking through his phone, she found more than 10 videos of other women using the bathroom.
She also shared how she learned from the police officer who came down that depending on the Investigating Officer, the offender could be let off with just a mere warning.
If you can’t read the post, here it is in full:
I usually share cats and dogs videos, but PLEASE help to share and raise awareness of said pervert in Tampines because there is a chance he might be left off with just a warning and continue with his abhorrent antics!
Yesterday, me and my friends caught this man hiding in the female cubicle of W Junction Tampines ground floor toilet (NTUC income building, beside Tipsy Penguin). He was trying to video us peeing and was caught red-handed. He came out of the cubicle with us staring at him wide-eyed and immediately apologised saying “sorry sorry please give me a chance…i deleted YOUR videos already”. I am sure he was hiding there for at least an hour plus as 2 cubicles (total 3 cubicles, 1 was always under maintenance) were vacant when we went an hour ago.
Naturally, we weren’t about to let him go. We demanded his phone and we tried to call the police. That’s when he manhandled one of us and rushed to escape. Luckily one of our guy friends was waiting outside for us to be done and we managed to successfully apprehend the perv with the help of two bystanders.
We made a police report. I took his phone and look through his gallery. The Perv had recorded MORE THAN 10 videos of girls undressing and peeing in the next cubicle. He was apologising non-stop and he even said MERRY CHRISTMAS. Yeah tell that to Jesus and ask him forgiveness BITCH. Wah you hoseh bo?
When the police came and saw what happened instead of immediate arrest, they had to call other officers and rummage through the CCTV footage of the building. Finally an officer came and arrest him while we were asked to stay and provide statement. We stood around for half an hour or more before we decided to ask if they really needed our statements. They were just looking at CCTVs, the management wasnt being very cooperative either. okay protocol. I understand.
And the police officers were really lacking in empathy when none of them asked if we were alright or whatsoever, and even asked if the accused ever confessed verbally that he was taking the videos. Like HELLO? We had hard evidence from his phone, CCTV footages and eye witnesses who heard him apologising about his actions and caught him red handed trying to record in the ladies bathroom. Not enough evidence meh? And to our horror, when we asked what would happen to him, the officer said depending on the IO, he could be let off with just a warning. (i will update on this later though)
Honestly, Is this the message we are trying to send to all perverts across the country? That’s the first step to emboldening and endorsing their behaviour. Do we really have to wait till something major happens and then we take action? Who is going to be responsible for our trauma and the mentally stressed situation that happened to us and all the victims? Yeah it may seem like NOTHING but try being in this situation. I am so sick of these perverts who think it is totally fine to do such things and get the fuck away with it.
Ladies, please beware of your surroundings, especially quiet toilets. It can happen to me, it can happen to any one of us. AND please ah dont say girls must always go toilet together.
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