Man tasered in scuffle

Man tasered in scuffle
The Taser Stun Gun used by the police can paralyse the victim's muscles temporarily.

SINGAPORE - Just two days earlier, while sniffing glue, he allegedly hit a police officer and was shot with a Taser, an electroshock weapon.

Out on bail, he returned to his flat at Block 52, Chin Swee Road.

Yesterday, The New Paper tracked down the man, a 50-year-old cleaner.

As he described what happened on Saturday, he pointed to a plastic bag which looked like it contained glue. Several times, he took deep breaths from the bag.

He said: "I was sniffing glue when a group of policemen appeared at my door. I was very scared so I put up a fight."

"My whole body suddenly felt numb and only knew what really happened in the ambulance. I found out they used a Taser," said the cleaner, who has been living there for about a year.

Described as a troublemaker by his neighbours, he allegedly became a nuisance on Saturday and someone called the police at 7.52pm, requesting for assistance at the block.

Some neighbours are so afraid of him, they lock themselves in when he walks around the block.

Madam Lee Geok Hin, 60, who lives a few doors away, claimed it is a common to see him sniffing glue out of a red plastic bag.

"I always see him every evening doing it. He does it at the common corridor and makes a lot of noise too," said Madam Lee.

"I'm so wary of him that I removed the chairs that I had placed outside so that he won't inhale the glue right outside our unit," she continued.

So on Saturday night, when neighbours heard him shouting, they shut their doors and some even turned off their lights hoping he would go away.

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