Norwegian tourist charged

Norwegian tourist charged
Staale Lie Jorgensen.

The man who allegedly went on a five-hour rampage last Saturday was charged in court yesterday.

Norwegian manager Staale Lie Jorgensen, 34, faces one count each of behaving in a disorderly manner, criminal trespass and assaulting a public servant.

The tourist is also accused of voluntarily causing hurt to two employees at Naumi hotel.

He went to the hotel at Seah Street and allegedly slapped staff member Nurul Shifaa Zakariah, 26, on her left upper arm sometime between 5 and 5.30am that day.

He is also alleged to have trespassed into a room on the seventh floor, causing annoyance to two guests, Ms Karienke Jerline, 34, and Ms Guyonne Quirine, 36 .

Jorgensen allegedly punched another hotel staff member, Mr Vergel Dela Cruz Molano, 26, in the chest and kicked him on the left side of his body.

He is accused of repeatedly shouting outside the Beach Centre building on Beach Road at around 6am that day.

When the police arrived and arrested him, they took him to the Singapore General Hospital after noticing he had some minor injuries.

But at the hospital carpark about four hours later, he allegedly kicked reservist police Inspector Li Tian Fu, 30, on his right thigh and shin.

If convicted of the more serious charge of assaulting Insp Li, he can be jailed up to seven years, or fined or caned, or any combination of these punishments.

This article was published on May 17 in The New Paper.

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