CD flies through window, nearly hits baby

CD flies through window, nearly hits baby

SINGAPORE - She was bottle feeding her seven-month-old granddaughter on the sofa in the living room of her HDB flat when a metallic disc shaped object came flying in through the window.

The disc landed on the glass coffee table, clattering a few times before settling down.

"The first thing I heard was a loud crash right in front of me," said Madam Alice Ong, 61.

Her first reaction was to protect her granddaughter, and she bent over, covering the baby upon hearing the sound.

The clatter was so loud that even Madam Ong's daughter-in-law, who was vacuuming the floor a few meters behind her, could hear it above the roar of the vacuum cleaner.

The object, a CD, could have easily cut someone had they been in the way, said Madam Ong.

She made a police report about the incident, which happened on Monday at around 11.40am, reported Shin Min Daily News.

She said this was not the first time that objects have flown into her flat at Block 355B Smith Street.

She said: "I have seen all sorts of rubbish flying into our home through the living room window, from plastic sheets to ridiculous items such as diapers and even used sanitary pads."

Even their kitchen was not spared, with used tea bags and the likes making their way through the window.

Madam Ong said that she used to tolerate such incidents and clean up the mess, but this time, she felt it was too much.

Not sure where

She believes that the CD must have been thrown from a higher floor and blown into their flat by the wind.

But she was not able to identify the culprit as she lived on one of the middle storeys of the 25-storey block.

Madam Ong declined to name which floor she lived in for fear of reprisal.

"These people are extremely irresponsible and do not think about the comfort and safety of others living below them," she said.

She also added that her granddaughter usually plays near the living room window, where the metal object had flown in from.

On top of calling the police, she is also considering making a report to the town council.

"We were lucky this time, but who knows, if they continue such acts they may unintentionally kill someone one day," she said.


This article was first published on August 06, 2014.
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