Man Took Bus Stop Bench Home In A Trash Bag On A Cab
Furniture isn’t always cheap.
And you would certainly be inclined to save on them if you’re setting your house up for renovation like 22-year-old Tan Ke Wei.
Maybe this was why he decided, while waiting for a late-night bus on 14 Jun last year, to take the bus stop’s bench home.
Somebody’s gonna be mad cuz they can’t sit
The close-to-midnight heist
11:50pm, Wednesday night. Tan was waiting for a bus at a bus stop along Braddell Road.
He said he was waiting for a bus of older models. This might have meant that his buses were taking a little longer than normal to arrive.
It was probably in that time that he glanced around and saw the screws at the feet of the bench.
Perhaps that’s when the marvelous idea of taking it home for personal use, blossomed within his brain.
For all his hard work, he eventually had to return it
There are four screws at the feet.
From the pictures alone, they look pretty difficult to remove without a set of Allen keys.
But Tan was apparently able to loosen all of them with his bare hands. What deft fingers indeed!
Bagged & cabbed
After assembling his loot, he bagged everything into a trash bag and caught a cab home.
His intention? The dude just wanted see if the bench would fit in his HDB apartment.
Tan’s eventual dream was to redesign his home inspired by the ‘bus stop aesthetic’.
A penchant for public furniture
As the bench is a dull metallic grey, has a hard perforated steel seat and no backrest, it’s not exactly the most comfortable seat.
But you might be surprised to learn that this unassuming piece of engineering is worth $1,500.
Not only did poor Mr Tan have to pay its full price, he also had to return it and serve a 7-day detention order.
So much for having a penchant for public furniture.