Police report lodged about parkour enthusiast who posted clip of his squad on rooftop of Eastpoint Mall
Parkour enthusiast Koh Chen Pin, who goes by the alias Denester, found himself in hot water over the weekend after a video of himself and several others performing dangerous stunts caught the attention of the public.
The footage — which The New Paper said was titled Simei Training 4 and posted on Facebook and YouTube by the 23-year-old on Aug 16 — showed the group climbing onto the glass dome roof of Eastpoint Mall in Simei, swinging from bars to cross a two-storey shelter between two HDB blocks, and walking atop the railings of a Pan-Island Expressway flyover.
The videos have since been taken down, and Koh expressed remorse, according to The Straits Times.
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“I’m aware that some activities seen in the video are inappropriate and I deeply regret my actions,” he said.
East Coast-Fengshan Town Council had told TNP that it would be filing a police report against the group, and the police confirmed with ST on Saturday (Sept 2) that a report was lodged and investigations are underway.
According to a spokesman for Eastpoint Mall, the establishment takes “a serious view against any acts of mischief that endanger the safety of those involved and others around them”.
“The roof area at Eastpoint Mall is not designed for carrying out any activities and it is strictly out of bounds to the public. We seek the cooperation of all visitors to act responsibly,” the spokesman added. “Anyone caught trespassing into out-of-bounds areas will be handed over to the police.”
The mall is increasing security measures to avoid another incident of such unauthorized access.
TNP reported that the group could have broken several laws under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act, including disorderly behavior and wilful trespass. If someone had gotten hurt, they could also be liable under the Penal Code.
For disrupting public order, they could be jailed up to six months, fined a maximum of $2,000, or both. For wilful trespass, they could be slapped with a fine of up to $1,000.
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