Man hurls vulgarities at restaurant staff, says he 'owns China'
A man was caught on video shouting and hurling vulgarities at staff in a restaurant at Far East Shopping Centre.
A Stomper alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating online.
According to online sources, the incident happened at Shashlik Restaurant which serves Hainanese-Russian cuisine.
In the video, the man is heard saying:
"I will drop every f***ing last one of you.
"Now f*** off and back the f*** off.
"I will close your establishment down and I will f*** every family member you got from here to China, you little b**** cos I own China too.
He appears to be aiming his tirade at one particular staff member and is, at one point, standing nose-to-nose with him.
A female employee tries to intervene and calm him down.
It is unclear what set the customer off but no restaurant worker deserves to be treated like that.
"It is worth bringing up, especially in the local context and current climate where service staff are hard to find, train and retain," said the Stomper.
In response to a Stomp query, Shashlik Restaurant said the customer and his partner arrived at their establishment at about 9.15pm on Sunday (June 18).
Co-owner Alan Tan said: "Our kitchen had already closed at 9pm and (we) had started washing up. The restaurant's 'Closed' sign was also put up at the door.
"The customer did not accept any explanations that we were unable to serve him. He then became aggressive and started hurling abusive language at us.
"We had to call the police for assistance as the customer refused to leave, and we were concerned for the safety of our other guests as well as our staff.
"As a family restaurant, we pride ourselves in providing a safe and welcoming environment for all our guests and our staff. We take comfort that such an incident has never happened in our 37 years.
"This is an unfortunate, isolated incident and such behaviour should never be tolerated."