SINGAPORE - The peace at a Pasir Ris neighbourhood was shattered on Saturday evening (May 14) when a group of neighbours confronted a serial 'nudist' who had been flashing at his balcony at Blk 629 Pasir Ris Street 3.
Around 10 irate neighbours had gathered outside a unit on the fifth floor at 6pm and starting shouting at the unit occupant, Lianhe Wanbao reported, demanding that the man exit his house.
Angry at the man's refusal to leave his house, one of the neighbours shattered a tile outside the apartment and flung a shoe from the corridor, a witness by the name of Mr Guo told Lianhe Wanbao.
The police told Lianhe Wanbao that they were alerted to the incident at around 6.30pm, and a man in the group was later arrested for causing public disorder.
"When the police arrived, the group had shrunk to 5, and they later scattered in different directions", Mr Guo, 26 said.
Neighbours told the Chinese evening daily that the middle-aged man had a habit of wearing thongs at his balcony.
They added that the man's queer habit started about seven years ago when he would stand by his window in full view of his neighbours, clad only in an underwear.
The man later 'upgraded' to a thong recently.
Another neighbour who confronted the man was ignored, and many female neighbours felt distressed and uncomfortable at the man's indecent exposure.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, said: "He would be at his balcony almost daily, smoking in his thongs. When he sees his neighbours, he will purposely tiptoe. It is almost as if he wants to catch their attention."
Police investigations are ongoing.