Killer-litter suspect arrested after 2-hour stand-off

Killer-litter suspect arrested after 2-hour stand-off

SINGAPORE - A pregnant woman had a narrow escape on Thursday night when an air cooler came crashing down and almost hit her.

A witness, Desmond Pravin, 16, said the woman and her family had just got out of their car at the carpark below Block 8 at St George's Lane, near Serangoon Road, when the incident occurred at about 8pm.

"If she didn't move in time, the air cooler would have fallen on her," the St Gabriel's Secondary School student told The New Paper.

Her husband was shocked and shouted at a man on the seventh storey who was throwing killer litter from his kitchen window.

"They started arguing, then the family left," said Desmond, who saw the incident from his flat in Block 5, whose rear faces that of Block 8.

He said the air cooler was only one of the items thrown by a man who was topless. Other items included a glass tank, pails and even a microwave oven.

He was walking home with his mother after buying food when he heard a man shouting at Block 8.

When they got home, he looked out of the kitchen window and saw the man throwing pails and water bottles out of his window. His mother called the police.

Desmond said he could hear the man shouting as he threw out a glass tank that shattered on the ground below.

The loud noise caught the attention of many residents who looked out from their windows.

"Something must have gone wrong because no one would just do something like that. He sounded very angry," the boy said.

He said when the police showed up at the block, the man threw compact discs at them.

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