Cop moved by reaction to his good deed video
Police sergeant 2, Mohd Elfie Mohd Amin, 30, had just bought a new helmet camera on Monday (June 12) and was testing it on the way home that day.
The patrolling officer at Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) had finished his night shift and was going home.
Riding along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at around 4pm, he was surprised to see a man in the middle of the expressway.
Speaking to The New Paper on Friday (June 16) at the NPC, he said: "I saw a white figure in the middle of the Jalan Eunos divider. When I got closer, I saw plastic bags.
"I decided to approach him because I did not know his intention. He could be lost or trying to cross the expressway."
Sgt Elfie said the man, who looked to be in his mid-60s, had arrived here from India in March and wanted to celebrate Hari Raya with his son.
He told Sgt Elfie he had missed his bus-stop and had got lost.
The video clip his helmet camera captured has since gone viral with around 14,300 reactions and 387,000 views on his Facebook page.
He said: "I was very overwhelmed by the response the video was getting. When I read some of the comments that people had left, I was so moved, I almost teared."
He felt he did not do anything spectacular.
When Sgt Elfie sent the elderly man to his daughter-in-law's flat at Eunos Crescent, she thanked him profusely.
Sgt Elfie said: "When I offered to send him up to the flat, I could sense he was afraid to let his family know.
"But I told him his family must know so they can take measures to prevent something like this from happening again."