Singapore Investigating Man After Tooth Picks Found in Bus Seat
A 60-year-old man in Singapore is under investigation for putting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus.
Police in Singapore are describing the incident as a suspected case of "mischief."
Through extensive questioning and with the help of video evidence, "officers ... established the identity of the suspect," a police statement said this week.
The man could receive a two-year jail sentence if he is found guilty.
The Reuters news agency says pictures of three toothpicks sticking up from the bus seat were published on Facebook in July. A Facebook user said she saw the three small sticks just as she was preparing to sit down. She urged other users to look closely at their seat before sitting down. Her message was shared more than 2,500 times.
Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Yet one of the government's public information signs reads, "Low crime doesn't mean no crime."
Judges are known for taking firm action against violators of minor crimes. Those found guilty of damaging or destroying property have been sentenced to canings -- beatings with a stick.
The wealthy city-state bans the import of chewing gum, in part, to keep public spaces clean.
Two years ago, a smoker was fined about $14,550 for throwing cigarette ends out of a window of his home.
The police said investigations into the case of the toothpicks were continuing. The crime carries a punishment of up to two years in jail, a fine or both.
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1.crime rates 犯罪率
This lack of parental supervision is thought to be an influence on juvenile crime rates.
2.public spaces 公共场所
All day long, you share public spaces with other people.
3.sit down 坐下
Hughes beckoned him to sit down on a sofa.
4.stick up 竖起；粘贴
He has nowhere to stick up his posters.
1.The man could receive a two-year jail sentence if he is found guilty.
be found guilty 被判有罪
They were found guilty of murder.
They were found guilty of acts of gross indecency.
2.The wealthy city-state bans the import of chewing gum, in part, to keep public spaces clean.
in part 从某种程度上；部分地
In part this attitude was due to fear of trade union and employee reactions.
The levels of blood glucose depend in part on what you eat and when you eat.
路透社报道称，一名脸书网友在7月份发布了两张照片，照片显示在公交座位上竖直插着三根牙签 。该网友表示，她准备坐下时发现了那些牙签 。她喊话其他网友下次坐下前请务必检查座位 。该帖已经被分享了超过2500次 。
新加坡是全球犯罪率最低的国家之一 。然而正如政府的公告牌上所写，犯罪率低不等于没有犯罪 。
新加坡法官一直以坚决治理轻微犯罪而著称 。例如，那些故意破坏财产的犯人可能会被施以鞭刑 。
警方表示，对牙签案件的调查仍在继续 。这种犯罪行为可能会处以两年的监禁或罚款，也可能两项处罚并行 。