Man arrested for allegedly shooting metal pellets at two cars in Woodlands

Man arrested for allegedly shooting metal pellets at two cars in Woodlands
Tan Joo Soon Samuel (in green t-shirt) allegedly used a catapult to shoot pellets at two cars in Woodlands. Photo: Nigel Chin/Yahoo News Singapore

A 49-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (19 July) for allegedly shooting metal pellets at two cars in Woodlands earlier this month.

Tan Joo Soon Samuel was arrested in the vicinity of Woodlands Circle. He was brought back to his flat on the fifth floor at Blk 764A, Woodlands Avenue 6, around 3.30pm for a reconstruction of the incident. Clad in a green t-shirt and beige bermudas, the suspect kept his head bowed during the re-enactment.

Yahoo News Singapore understands that the suspect allegedly used a catapult to shoot projectiles, believed to be metal pellets, from the window of his flat at two cars, shattering the windshield and frames on 1 July around 7am.

Suspect Tan Joo Soon Samuel (right) enacting the pellet shooting incident from his flat on the fifth floor at Blk 764A, Woodlands Avenue 6. Photo: Nigel Chin/Yahoo News Singapore

A neighbour who has lived next door to Tan for more than 10 years said that she has spoken to the suspect on many occasions. Calling him a “nice person”, the neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, said Tan is living with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. Tan has been unemployed for six years and is always at home, the neighbour added.

“I was sleeping on the day of the incident and didn’t see anything. I only knew about it after my husband told me and I went down to observe. I didn’t expect it to be him,” the neighbour said.