In the past, I've been accused of not taking Singapore's law-and-order issues seriously.
When I hear a friend mutter the phrase "low crime doesn't mean no crime", I stifle a giggle, point out what a real crime is and then rob his apartment.
It's all a matter of perspective.
I've been chased by teenage drug addicts waving knives through a London park. I've been chased by teenage charity collectors shaking tins in Marine Parade.
The teenage drug addicts shouted: "Give us your money or we'll cut your throat."
The teenage charity collectors usually say: "Give us your money and we'll give you a sticker."
The two aren't quite the same thing.
But it turns out I was wrong to make fun of Singapore's comparative safety.
A youthful crime epidemic washed upon our clean, sanitised shores this week.
A teenager was spotted sitting in a supermarket trolley.
I know. It's like Conrad's Heart of Darkness, isn't it? When society breaks down and all sense of law and order is lost ... we sit in a shopping trolley in a funny hat.
And to really underscore the horror, the teenage girl was sitting in the trolley and... taking selfies.