Police investigating man who allegedly threw himself in front of car in Serangoon North
What a dramatic accident — except that there was no collision involved.
A man was caught on camera throwing himself out in front of an oncoming car before falling onto the ground even though the vehicle did not hit him.
The video of the "accident" has been circulating online since Wednesday (Sept 28).
The incident reportedly occurred along Serangoon North Avenue 5 on Monday evening.
Police said later that they had identified a 29-year-old suspect and were investigating.
In the video, the pedestrian was seen flinging himself onto the road in an exaggerated tumble.
However, the driver, who captured the video, had honked and stopped in time with some distance from the man. She could be heard saying, "What are you doing?"
It is unclear what the man replied, but he continued to sit on the road.
Many netizens called the incident a "100% insurance scam" and sarcastic comments, such as "drama king" and "give the man an Oscar", were made about the man's acting.
Several also urged the driver to make a police report.
On Saturday, the police said they had received a report from a woman driver, and they were investigating the man, who did not suffer any injuries, for comitting a rash act.
Well, the man won't be winning any lead roles soon, but perhaps he can consider a career as a stuntsman.