A violent scuffle broke out between two groups of people at 10pm on Sunday (May 13), right outside Tan Tock Seng Hospital. One of the men involved had used a golf club to smash a car windscreen during the fight.
According to a report in The New Paper, a shouting match lasting some 15 minutes had erupted between the two groups of people.
One man was then spotted with the club by a passer-by. Moments later, a hole had been smashed into the windscreen of a car there.
STOMPer Peaceout wrote:
"I think Singapore roads are really getting unfriendlier by the day.
"This group of people were involved in a fight outside Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and one of them even used a golf club to smash the windscreen of a car there.
"People are keeping potentially deadly weapons in their car boots like golf clubs, baseball bats, sticks and the like, all waiting for the opportunity to use them on others in the event of a fight.
"This is ridiculous. You could really hurt someone badly with such weapons. Golf clubs are made of metal, and you can really kill someone with that.
"Who does the guy think he is, some kind of gangster? The fact that he resorted to retrieving the club from his car boot immediately upon getting into a fight shows he clearly intended it for use as a weapon, and that he was not just heading to the driving range or something like that.
"Simply having a weapon close to hand naturally makes people more aggressive, as people tend to think they have an advantage over others in a fight. They are therefore much more likely to pick fights in the first place.
"The authorities really need to ramp up the punishment for people who use such normally harmless objects in fights on our roads.
"Make an example of people who use deadly force to win their arguments on the roads, and hopefully people will stop this terrible practice."