60-year-old man investigated for sticking toothpicks into bus seat

PHOTO: Facebook/Shervella Wong

SINGAPORE - A 60-year-old man is being investigated after toothpicks were found embedded into a public bus seat, presumably to prank unsuspecting commuters.

Last month, photos of three toothpicks sticking out of a seat went viral on social media, with many netizens calling it a 'sick' act.

Without confirming that it was the same case, police said in a statement today (Aug 8) that a report of such an act was lodged by a bus company on Aug 4.

The suspect was identified with help from CCTV footage and ground enquiries, police added.

Anyone convicted of mischief faces a jail term of up to two years, a fine or both.