OAP Hawker Charges At Railway Worker In Mobility Scooter

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire/@steve.goh.794

This is the moment an angry street seller charges at a railway worker in his mobility scooter because he stopped the hawker selling tissue paper outside the station.

The incident was filmed at the Bugis MRT station in the city island-state of Singapore and the footage was shared on Facebook by netizen ‘Steve Goh’ where it has been viewed 60,000 times.

In the short clip, the angry disabled man is seen charging at the worker in the bus station before trapping him against a wall.

The elderly hawker then slips out of the mobility scooter onto the ground with a thump.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@steve.goh.794

According to local media, the street seller is dubbed ‘Uncle Bugis’ by local residents and he sells tissue paper in the area.

Reports said that he attacked the railway worker because he tried to stop Uncle Bugis from selling his wares outside the station.

Many netizens criticised the mobility scooter user while others emphasised with his tough living situation.

One online commentator said: “It is not easy for an old person to make a living today.”

However, some netizens claimed the elderly man is a known troublemaker who shouts at people at the station and hits bus doors with his walking stick if the driver fails to see him.

He also reportedly asks passersby for 10 SGD (5.6 GBP).

Railway spokeswoman Margaret Teo said: “Our station staff advised an elderly personal mobility aid (PMA) user that the selling of items is not permitted within the station premises.

“An altercation subsequently occurred between the PMA user and our staff.”

A complaint has been filed with the police and the rail authority is assisting them with their investigation, according to reports.

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