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Teen in viral supermarket juice-drinking stunt wants to claim trial, lawyer says

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: A teenager accused of drinking from juice bottles before returning them to a supermarket shelf wants to claim trial to the charge, his newly hired lawyer told the court on Thursday.

"My client's preliminary instructions are that he's disputing the charge and claiming trial to the charge," said Mr Singh.

The accused, 17-year-old Nigel Pang Yew Ming, faces one charge of public nuisance for taking two bottles of fruit juice from a shelf at NTUC FairPrice at 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7 on Feb 6.

Pang initially intended to plead guilty, but had his plea rejected last month after he maintained that he did not know about nor consent to the caption "How to spread Wuhan virus".