A Taiwanese woman intentionally sneezed at a Singaporean shopping mall security guard after she was barred from entering the establishment amid covid-19.
Sun Szu-Yen, sneezed at the mall’s security guard as she was denied entry to the shopping center as she was not wearing a face mask.
After the incident, the woman said:
“You get it? You get it already!”
She also added:
“I am China. I am Taiwan.”
The guard, Devika Rani Muthu Krishnan, was tasked by the establishment to block mall-goers who are not wearing a mask.
Among the personnel’s responsibility was to record the shoppers as a form of contact tracing, should it be needed.
Sun, who was not wearing a face mask, came to the mall and fill out the needed form.
However, the guard reminded the woman to wear a mask, or she will not be allowed entry to the mall.
Singapore’s Deputy Prosecutor Deborah Lee said:
“The victim reminded the accused to wear a mask before entering the mall. However, the accused used her scarf to wrap around her mouth instead.”
The prosecutor also added:
“When the victim did not allow the accused entry into the mall, the accused pulled another scarf out of her bag and indicated that she wanted to use it as a mask.”
As she was refused entry, Sun then purposely sneeze at the guard.
A mall’s security camera caught the incident in action.
The Taiwanese assailant, on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to the charges filed against her.
For her reckless actions, the woman could be jailed for up to six months and fined up to SGD 2,500 (approximately 55,660 Thai baht).
Source: Straits Times