[Above: A neighbourly spat between #9 and #11 of Jalan Chulek in Serangoon Gardens over parking space on the spot where a black jaguar (extreme right) is parked had resulted in hospitalisation of a man (inset) and police report made after a hustle occurred on July 17, 2012.]
Retired businessman Mr Goh Poh Ket, claimed that he was hit by a man and the latter's two sons after he parked his car outside their home on Tuesday evening.
The 65-year-old retiree suffered a fractured left eye socket after he was allegedly hit with a remote control, a plastic bottle filled with water and a sock stuffed with a hard substance.
The police have since arrested all four men involved in the incident for affray, The Straits Times reported.
Mr Goh had been visiting Madam Lee, 50, at her home in Jalan Chulek and parked his car outside Mr Kwek's house as it was the nearest vacant space available.
Soon after he arrived, he was told to move his car by Madam Lee's maid as Mr Kwek was apparently unhappy.
They saw Mr Kwek and his two sons shouting when Mr Goh and Madam Lee went outside.
He said: "He was shouting 'This is my parking lot. The road belongs to me. You can't park here.'"
Madam Lee then told her neighbour that the road was public property and Mr Goh's car was not blocking Mr Kwek's gate.
The argument soon got heated and escalated into a fight.
Taken aback by the viciousness of the episode, Madam Lee added: "Their sons even said 'old man still want to fight with us', and I told them to make sure they don't grow old."
She called the police when she saw that Mr Goh was bleeding. He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in an ambulance after the police arrived. He was later arrested in the hospital.
Her neighbours have continued to taunt her family even after the arrests, said Madam Lee.
As the road is narrow, residents have said that parking spaces there fill up quickly.
However, while residents do try to avoid parking in front of other people's houses, they added that they do not take offence should they find cars parked outside theirs.
A resident who did not want to be named explained that as long as it does not block their gate, "we don't have the right to ask them to move."
|Lack of parking spaces frustrates residents
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