Cleaner hits head with beer mug after being denied $100 loan

Cleaner hits head with beer mug after being denied $100 loan

SINGAPORE - After downing six bottles of beer, he stormed up to the drinks stall and asked for $100.

When his demand was refused by two stall assistants, the man grabbed a glass mug and shouted out that he would kill himself.

He then bashed his head with the mug. The incident took place at a coffee shop in Bendemeer at about 2.30pm on Sunday, reported Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News. The man, who was identified only as Mr Guo, is a regular drinker at the coffee shop.

On Sunday afternoon, he turned up and ordered six bottles of beer.

After he was done with his drinks, he walked up to the drinks stall and asked to borrow money from the stall assistants, claiming he would repay them within a day. The assistants told him they did not have that much money.

Mr Guo then hit himself with the glass mug, injuring his head. Blood spattered on the counter and the floor. A stall assistant said she immediately handed $100 to Mr Guo.

RETURN LOAN

He then stopped bashing himself and sat at a nearby table.

Mr Guo, who works a cleaner and earns $1,200 a month, told Shin Min that he needed to return a loan of $100 to another customer.

He said that he did not have any money and thought he could borrow cash from the stall assistants to tide him over until he got his pay in a few days.

"But when they did not want to lend me money, I became impatient. That was when I picked up the mug and hit myself."

A passer-by bought bandages from a nearby pharmacy and helped Mr Guo dress his wound.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said it received a call for assistance at about 2.55pm.

An ambulance took a man in his 60s suffering from facial injuries to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

But when they did not want to lend me money, I became impatient. That was when I picked up the mug and hit myself.


This article was first published on September 02, 2014.
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