SINGAPORE - With a history of violent offences, he had been in and out of reformative training twice.
Muhammad Hafiz Jamal, 22, was most recently released from the Reformative Training Centre on Aug 1 last year and placed under prison supervision.
In January, he cut his electronic monitoring tag, effectively escaping supervision.
Two months later, he was still on the loose and things took a disastrous turn for him.
At about 4am on March 22, Hafiz was eating with his girlfriend and her sister at a McDonald's restaurant in Tampines West Community Centre when he instigated a fight that ended up with someone's nose being sliced off.
For that, Hafiz was jailed on Wednesday one year for his part in the melee.
At the McDonald's outlet, he had seen a group of familiar faces - one of them was a man who used to have a crush on his girlfriend.
It also irritated him that members of the group were talking and laughing loudly.
After leaving the fast food restaurant, Hafiz called a friend, Firdaus Muhammad Abdul Aziz, 22, and met him at a nearby block.