SINGAPORE - She had just discovered that a flowerpot had smashed through the front windscreen of her car.
But the 42-year-old administrative officer who wanted to be known only as Madam Heng maintained her composure.
After carefully removing mud and soil from the car's seats, she put the broken parts of the flowerpot into a bag and returned them to its owner, her neighbour, Madam Lim.
Madam Heng was horrified that someone had deliberately thrown the flowerpot, which weighed about 5kg, down nine storeys and that it had hit her car, Shin Min Daily News reported.
The incident happened at about 2.20pm on Sunday at Block 871, Yishun Street 81.
A resident rushed to inform Madam Heng that her Toyota Camry had been badly damaged.
Its windscreen was shattered, the dashboard smashed and the roof dented and scratched.
At that time, there were eight people at home, but none of them heard anything.
Madam Heng's car was later towed away by a vehicle repair company and the damage was estimated at about $3,000, Shin Min reported.
She said: "I'm shocked that anyone would do such a thing."
Madam Lim, a 78-year-old retiree, told Shin Min that she was heartbroken over the incident.
She said: "It makes me feel like crying when I see the pot after the fall."