Singapore jokesters prank friend with custom police standee (Video)

The birthday boy stands next to his police standee. Photo: T1ew_/TikTok
The birthday boy stands next to his police standee. Photo: T1ew_/TikTok

These friends went above and beyond for their bestie’s birthday.

A hilarious prank is circulating online today involving a group of friends who printed a custom standee taking after Singapore’s iconic theft prevention standee as a birthday gift.

“When your friends are design and art students, anything is possible 🤣🤣,” TikTok user Jp.da_, aka the birthday boy only known as JP, wrote on Sunday.

@jp.da_ When your friends are design and art students, anything is possible 🤣🤣 DISCLAIMER: I WAS ACTING AS A POLICEMAN MAN DONKEY YEARS AGO AND TOOK THIS PIC FOR FUN. WOULDN’T EXPECT THEM TO PRINT A LIFE SIZE POSTER OF IT #sgtiktok #fyp #prank #singapore #friendship ♬ As It Was – Harry Styles

JP said his friends blew up a photo he took when he acted as a policeman years ago. The standee resembles the one used in probably the most popular publicity campaign from the police force that featured officer Ryan Koh with his hand out and a caption that reads: “Shop theft is a crime.”

The memes went viral after several were placed all over shopping malls in the country to discourage theft.

In the TikTok, JP was floored when he realized the standee was him at NEX shopping mall. He then carried it around and posed with it embarrassingly.

It was revealed that the standee costs about S$50 to print. 

In response to comments asking him to leave it at the mall, JP refused to be further embarrassed.

“Nope, I’m too embarrassed to leave this at NEX. Everyone is like starting to judge me, they are like wondering like what the fuck is wrong with this guy stealing the police standee,” he said in another video.

Almost everyone in the comments was impressed by the prank and some vowed they were going to steal and use it on others.

“THIS IS THE MOST WHOLESOME SHIZZZ IVE SEEN ALL YEAR,” Fauzi Azzhar wrote.

“I’m so honoured to have witnessed this [in real life] at the idaten,” Humi.kos wrote, referring to a Japanese restaurant in the shopping mall.

Other stories you should check out:
9 more Singapore eateries get less-than-stellar Michelin Guide wink

Maroon 5 heading to Singapore to kick off Asia tour

Masked woman goes Michael Myers on streaming Singapore couple (Video)

Subscribe to the WTF is Up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong podcast to get our take on the top trending news and pop culture from the region every Thursday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

5 myths about making a mid-career leap to tech debunked

PRESENTED BY

MOST POPULAR