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Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby tankee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:35 pm

SINGAPORE - A woman who refused to pay up two months of rent ended up in a stand-off with police officers on Thursday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of her three children who had behaved violently towards them.

The incident at a Paya Lebar Crescent semi-detached bungalow began at about 4pm.

According to Shin Min Daily Evening News, the landlord, identified as Madam Qiu, 55, called the police after her tenants, a single mother who is unemployed, and her three teenage children, 2 boys aged 17 and 12, and a girl, aged 16, after they failed to pay their arrears.

They also refused to move out, despite Madam Qiu's request for them to do so. She eventually called the police, but the family locked themselves inside the house.

At 5.10pm, the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF) received a call to break open the entrance to the house. Nine police officers were seen entering the house with protective shields.

A teenage girl became agitated upon seeing the officers. As she screamed at them, she struck and kicked at the police shields. A female police officer managed to subdue her after a brief struggle.

The two boys also resisted arrest. The older boy put up a violent struggle, but six police officers managed to subdue him. Both boys were handcuffed and taken to the police station.

The mother, who did not put up resistance, was not arrested. But she was seen running after her children as they were led to a waiting police car. She was heard screaming: "Don't take away my children!"

According to the Chinese evening daily, this is the not the first time the family had a stand-off.

http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNe ... 28354.html

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby tankee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:38 pm

according to Straits Times report, the family had a similar incident 2 years back with a terrace house in Siglap.

And that a distant relative was reportedly said that the mother sells cosmetics and home-school her 3 children.

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby Oppsgal » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:45 pm

No money still want to rent expensive place? :?

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby ooptimizer » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:49 pm

According to the New paper, this family had 5 previous incidents of evictions by previous landlords for not paying the rent.

A good for nothing family and a waste of the earth's resources.

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby tankee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:53 pm

I am not familiar with property rental, but don't tenants need to come up with some deposit of 1 month worth of rent up front?

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby tankee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:54 pm

Straits Times also reported that the distant relative is reportedly planning to take the police to task for the way the children were arrested.

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby janet88 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:57 pm

If family has no means, then how did the mother pay the deposit before renting? She would have to pay 2 months upfront first.
Cannot afford to stay in a terrace or semi-detached, then live in a 3 or 4 room flat. What's wrong with that? With police called in, what face do they still want?

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby Harlequin » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:57 pm

Whoa! Better take note of the name, else bad luck nanti unknowingly get this tenant :faint: :xedfingers:

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby Harlequin » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:02 pm

ooptimizer wrote:According to the New paper, this family had 5 previous incidents of evictions by previous landlords for not paying the rent.

A good for nothing family and a waste of the earth's resources.


5?! :faint:

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Re: Family skips on rent, turns violent and resist arrest

Postby phtthp » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:05 pm

No money to pay rent -
Should downgrade to 1 room flat. Why still rent a bungalow or terrace house ?

They don't seem to look like local.
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