Beer Lady Attacked At Ang Mo Kio Kopitiam For Reportedly Refusing To Play Peanut Betting Game
Singapore’s heartland kopitiams are popular places for Singaporeans to hang out and have a drink. Sometimes, however, the crowd may get rowdy and fights can break out.
Recently, a beer lady was attacked by two uncles at a kopitiam in Ang Mo Kio (AMK).
The woman suffered a broken toe and bruises on her head.
Fight broke out in AMK kopitiam on 26 Feb
The incident occurred at about 1am last Sunday (26 Feb), reported Shin Min Daily News.
The Chinese paper was sent a video of the fight that broke out at the kopitiam at Block 630 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4.
In the video, a woman can be seen lying on the floor, seemingly after being attacked.
A man in a black shirt appears to be about to hit her when she pulls on his clothes to stop him.
Another man in a blue camouflage shirt then separates the two.
However, the man in blue is far from her saviour — he starts to attack her himself with his fists.
The woman kicks out at him in defence, but he grabs on to her legs.
As the first man in black starts to attack her again, the man in blue appears to use a plastic chair to strike the woman’s head two times.
Finally, three or four people come up to stop him.
However, the man in black remained undeterred and continued the attack, hitting her in the face and kicking her chest.
Uncles invited her to play game but she refused
The alleged victim, named only as Ms Lin, told Shin Min that she works as a beer promoter at the kopitiam.
The 44-year-old added that during the incident she’d actually knocked off work, changed her clothes, and was having drinks with friends.
However, there was a group of uncles at the next table who were in their 50s or 60s.
They invited them to play a “peanut betting game” but she didn’t want to play, so she sat at another table.
She also advised her friends not to play because she wanted to go home earlier.
Beer lady allegedly attacked, friend also beaten
Just as Ms Lin was about to leave, though, one of the uncles got upset and allegedly started attacking her.
Another one then allegedly joined in.
When she was hit by the chair, a lady in a grey top and a man wearing a helmet came over to stop the attack, she said.
Additionally, her 68-year-old friend also tried to help but ended up getting injured, with injuries to her face and eyes.
He was sent to the hospital in an ambulance and stayed there for four nights, being discharged only on Wednesday (1 Mar).
As for the alleged attackers, they left before police officers arrived, apparently because somebody called the police.
Beer lady suffers broken toe & head bruises
Ms Lin herself suffered considerable injuries, she said, though she didn’t go to the hospital immediately.
When she went to the police station to make a report the next day, she was in so much pain that the officers called an ambulance.
There, she was diagnosed with a broken toe.
Her head and eyes were also bruised, and she underwent an X-ray due to sore ribs.
Eventually, she was given 14 days’ medical leave due to her injuries.
2 men assisting in police investigations
The police confirmed to Shin Min that they’d received a report of a fight at the location.
A 44-year-old woman reportedly had “light injuries” but declined to be sent to the hospital.
A 68-year-old man, however, was sent to the hospital in a conscious state.
Two men, aged 57 and 65, are assisting the police with their investigations, which are currently ongoing.
Kopitiam staff & manager keep mum
When asked about the incident on Wednesday (1 Mar), a beverage stall assistant at the kopitiam acknowledged that a fight had occurred.
However, they declined to talk further about any other details.
There was no response, either, from the manager of the kopitiam when contacted.
MS News wishes Ms Lin and her friend a speedy recovery from their injuries.
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