The Police will be charging a 19-year-old man with criminal trespass into an enclosure at the Singapore Zoo.
On 17 December 2020 at about 5.40pm, the Police were informed by the Singapore Zoo that a man had allegedly trespassed into an enclosure and performed a backflip stunt. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man’s companion, an 18-year-old woman, allegedly filmed him before the man posted the video on his TikTok account, using the moniker “@ralphwee_”.
Through investigations, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identities of the man and woman on the same evening. Following investigations and consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Police issued a stern warning to the woman on 8 July 2021 for abetting criminal trespass.
The man will be charged in court on 12 July 2021 with criminal trespass, punishable under Section 447 of the Penal Code. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to three months, a fine up to $1,500, or both.
The man will also be charged with vandalism and mischief that are not related to this case.
The Police take a strong stance against persons who blatantly disregard rules of public attractions and commit selfish acts that may endanger their lives.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
11 July 2021 @ 10:00 PM