Man throws 10kg air cooler from 7th floor, almost hits pregnant woman

Man throws 10kg air cooler from 7th floor, almost hits pregnant woman

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

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A 45-year-old man was arrested on Thursday night for throwing various killer litter objects, including an air cooler weighing at least 10kg, from the seventh floor of Block 8 St. George's Lane.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the incident occurred at about 8.42pm, and that police and Singapore Civil Defence Force officers took two hours to nab the suspect, who was topless at the time.

A witness known only as Desmond, who lives opposite Block 8, told Shin Min that he went to look out of his kitchen window after hearing a loud thump and sounds of shattering glass.

The 16-year-old student said he saw the suspect hurling items including an air cooler, a fish tank and a DVD player out of his window, in an episode that lasted 45 minutes.

Another neighbour told Shin Min that the man lived with a woman in her forties, and that he was often seen mumbling to himself and had scolded other neighbours for leaving their flowerpots in the corridor.

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