Police reports made over prank video

Police have received several reports about a video showing a knife-wielding man walking around Singapore, claiming that all crime, including murder, will be allowed for 12 hours.

The YouTube video, named Purge Prank, was produced by MerlionTV. It shows a man wearing a menacing mask like in the Hollywood movie, The Purge, going around scaring passers-by.

"We have advised the producer on the possible consequences of staging such pranks, which may generate unnecessary alarm, fear and panic in the community," the police said.

"The police would like to take this opportunity to advise the public to refrain from such activities."

This article was first published on October 29, 2014.
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