Post by highlyframable on Jun 5, 2012 11:08:29 GMT 1
From our local papers:
SINGAPORE - Police arrested a 25-year-old woman who is believed to have painted: "MY GRANDFATHER ROAD" on several roads in Singapore.
Between May 17 to 21 this year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) found some roads being painted with the words "MY GRANDFATHER ROAD" along Robinson Road and Maxwell Road and reported the matter to the Police.
LTA also reported that circular stickers printed with captions were pasted on a pavement around Lau Pa Sat and on a road traffic sign along Robinson Road.
Officers from Central Police Division, with the support from Police Intelligence Department, investigated the matter and arrested the female suspect yesterday at her home in the eastern part of Singapore.
The officers also found several paint-stained stencils and several pieces of stickers printed with captions.
These items were seized for investigation.
Police are investigating and are working with LTA on earlier reports of round stickers found affixed on other pedestrian crossings at various places.
A person who is convicted for vandalism shall be punished with a fine of up to S$2,000, or jail up to three years and caning.
Police said they take a serious view of such irresponsible actions and warned that offenders will be dealt with severely. CHANNEL NEWSASIA
By law, being female means no caning. But that could also mean longer jail term. Not sure if a petition or anything would sway. But anything and everything helps.