As a general rule, a drunk dude's decision-making ability isn't the kind of thing you're going to want to put too much faith in. 26-year-old Singaporean Chee Chu Siong is a perfect example of why.
Let me just set the scene for you for a second. It's your birthday, so you hit the club with your pals. Obviously you're in a uncharacteristically festive mood, what with it being your birthday and all, so your table ends up getting through a half dozen bottles of whiskey. No biggie, you can handle it.
The night drags on, the club turns out. At this point you probably aren't quite feeling your sober best, which is understandable. So when you see somebody's Grab (which is basically an Uber, but Singaporean) pulling up outside the club, what do you do?
Well, if you're event management executive and part-time bouncer Chee Chu Siong, you hop up onto the hood of the car, step over the windscreen and roof, and walk away, presumably proud of your display of prowess.
Hello!! Do u have nothing better to do than to bully a 72 years old grab driver? My dad has done nothing to provoke u. He jumped on his car and your friend even shouted “ we apologised already, what’s more u want?” Fearing for his safety, my dad drove off to prevent confrontation. Please share and make him famous. Dun think you can escape just like this. I will get you!Posted by Belleiansa Xu on Friday, May 4, 2018
Luckily for Chee, the confrontation you'd normally expect after walking on a BMW that's being driven at the time didn't materialize; the septuagenarian driver quite sensibly decided against escalating the situation.
Unluckily for Chee, the Grab was fitted with a dashcam, capturing the whole thing on video. The driver's son, naturally, posted the video on social media, asking for help identifying the culprit. Chee was arrested and charged the next day.
After almost a year, Chee was convicted this week after pleading guilty to committing a rash act which endangers life or the personal safety of others. Seems the Singaporean authorities take a dim view on walking out in front of moving cars for fun. Chee escaped jail time — the charge carries a possible sentence of up to six months — but he was fined the maximum SG$2,500 (US$1,800).
That was on top of a SG$12,300 (US$9,050) settlement Chee had already paid to the Grab driver to cover damage to his BMW. It's a hell of a lot of money to cough up for being a tool when drunk, basically.
Let this be a lesson (if it were needed) that walking on people's cars is a stupid idea.