Police seek information on video of youth taking a swig from supermarket drink, then placing it back on shelf
SINGAPORE — The police on Monday (Feb 10) appealed to the public for information regarding a video of a youth consuming a beverage at an NTUC FairPrice supermarket and placing it back on the shelf. The video has been making the rounds on social media.
SINGAPORE — The police on Monday (Feb 10) appealed to the public for information regarding a video of a youth consuming a beverage at an NTUC FairPrice supermarket and placing it back on the shelf.
The video has been making the rounds on social media after it was first posted on Instagram Story and reposted on Twitter on Monday.
In it, a young man in a white T-shirt can be seen taking a drink from the refrigerated shelf at the supermarket before taking a swig from it.
Another male, who appears to be recording the incident, can be heard asking about the taste of the drink. The video had the words “how to spread Wuhan” appearing on screen as part of the video, an apparent reference to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The police said: “Anyone with information (about) this incident can provide it to the police via the i-Witness portal. All information will be kept strictly confidential.”
On its Facebook page, NTUC FairPrice said that it is aware of what it called a “prank video” being circulated on social media.
“We understand also that the creators of the video have since made a public apology and shared that they had removed the items from the shelves and paid for them,” the post read.
The supermarket chain added that it takes the matter “very seriously” because the video had caused “public alarm, exacerbated by the current coronavirus situation”.
“We will be working with the authorities on the necessary actions that need to be taken for this case,” it said. It hopes that the public can refrain from forwarding the video to avoid any further public distress.
The Twitter post with the video was deleted about three hours after it was posted.