In a video that went viral in Singapore recently, a group of youths were showed beating up a driver of a Ferrari outside Orchard Towers, leaving the driver lying on the street.
However most Singaporeans who had seen the video thought that the youths did nothing wrong. In the video, a young man and his girlfriend were walking across a zebra crossing when they were almost knocked down by the Ferrari driver. The young man swore and made a rude gesture at the driver who came down from his vehicle and confronted the young man. After an argument, the driver threw the first punch at the latter. Five more youths immediately ganged up on the driver and started punching and kicking him.
In a move that puzzled many Singaporeans, the police have now arrested two men who beat up the driver of the Ferrari. I am one of those Singaporeans who are puzzled.
I think this whole incident is totally the fault of the driver. It was a zebra crossing and the couple were walking across it. Without question the driver was at fault for not stopping at the zebra crossing. After that, the young man swore at him.
That is a natural reaction. Anyone is his position would have done the same thing. The driver should have never came down from his vehicle (strike 1), after he did he compounded his problem by arguing at the young man instead of apologizing (strike 2), and then he threw the first punch (strike 3).
And the guys who beat up this idiot were the one called up by the police? What sense does that makes? I mean if you almost knock someone down, for god sake at least say a “sorry” right? And this idiot threw the first punch to boot!
I don’t care if it was 5 on 1, I don’t think these boys were at fault in this matter. Anyone, including me, would have done what these guys did.