Desperate times call for desperate measures for one boy who needed help buying cigarettes without realizing that he had snitched on himself.
The unnamed boy, who appeared to be a teenager, was caught on video yesterday interrupting a man’s live stream on Facebook asking whether the adult could help him buy cigarettes. The legal age for smoking in Singapore is 20, which would go up to 21 next month.
“Can help us buy rokok (cigarettes)?” the boy was heard saying multiple times to streamer Boy Senget, in the clip, to which the man replied: “Buy cigarettes? Guys, this boy asked me to buy cigarettes. Crazy man, this boy.”
The man, who was an online auctioneer, then pointed the camera to the boy, scaring him away. He also threatened to call the cops on the kid, who was wearing a black face mask and blue t-shirt.
“Crazy man, underaged ask me buy,” the man added, turning his attention back to his online viewers. Bob Senget’s video became the source of comic relief among viewers, who filled the comments with laughs. People usually turn to his page to buy a variety of items, including electronics, household appliances, and toys.
Underage smokers caught using, buying or possessing tobacco products can be fined up to S$300 (US$225), while those caught buying for them can be fined up to S$5,000 (US$3,750).
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