SINGAPORE - It must have been raining shoes at Block 858, Woodlands Street 83, last Tuesday night.
Three teenagers, who appeared to be about 16 to 17 years old, were going door-to-door asking for donations. But when residents refused to donate, they allegedly chucked the residents' shoes over the parapet.
One of their victims, civil engineer Toh Chin Keong, said the teens had come knocking at the door of his ninth-storey flat at about 8.30pm asking for donations.
They flashed a piece of paper to try to convince him that they were legitimate.
"When I saw them, I already decided I was not going to donate. They were not serious. One of them was even leaning on my door," said Mr Toh, 34.
When he declined, they persisted, telling him that it would not cost him much. They did not specify how much he should donate.
"I told them 'No thank you, maybe next time'," said Mr Toh.
Half an hour later, when his maid took out the garbage, she noticed some shoes missing from a rack outside their flat.
"Only one of my leather shoes and one of my wife's Crocs were missing," he said.
Curious, he reviewed the recording of the closed-circuit television outside his front door.