STOMPer Sen was appalled after it took nearly an hour, and several phone calls, before police officers addressed a group of noisy patrons at a coffeeshop late at night. The authorities had apparently slated a lack of manpower as the reason behind the slow response.
The STOMPer wrote:
"I called the police to complain about a group of people who were chatting and laughing loudly in the middle of the night, at 1.22am, while seated at a coffee shop in a residential estate.
"There was no sight of any officers when I got a call from the police at around 1.39am, asking me if the group of people were still around as they are not able to send anyone down to investigate as they have a shortage of manpower.
"I waited till 2.08am and there was no sign of any police officers and the grp of ppl were still seated and making noise.
"I called the police again at around 2:10am and got the same reason earlier -- that there was not enough manpower.
"Finally, at around 2:20am, police officers arrived and asked the noisy group to leave.
"It took the police almost an hour to send someone down to investigate. Is there a shortage of manpower in their organization to maintain law and order?"