Was it a joke or someone else’s work?
At the receiving end of not one or two, but several food deliveries, none of which they had demanded, residents of two blocks, one at Upper Aljunied and another along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, found themselves.
At the foot of their blocks, photos of the food delivery riders clustered spread on social media, leading netizens to believe loan sharks were involved.
I’ve never borrowed money from loan sharks,” an Ang Mo Kio resident, who declined to be named, told Shin Min Daily News. “I don’t understand what’s going on.”
According to the 50-year-old, eight delivery riders had turned up at his door within a span of one hour on Saturday (Feb 20), giving his 81-year-old mother a shock.
A resident of Upper Aljunied, meanwhile, revealed she was one of the few “recipients” in her block. A group of 12 riders gathered in the parking area of her block on Friday. After that, she filed a police complaint.
With AsiaOne, the police reported that they were presently investigating the matter and that it was listed as a case of malicious assault.
Delivery riders felt ‘helpless’
Speaking with the Chinese daily news, a 45-year-old food delivery rider recounted how he had first arrived at the Ang Mo Kio flat, only to realise what had happened after the person who placed the order could not be contacted.
The riders at Aljunied shared a similar experience.
“There are some [riders] within the group who are more senior. To be pranked like this makes us all feel very helpless.