Friday, January 28, 2011

Mistake brings profits for restaurant owner

MALACCA: A case of mistaken identity has turned profitable for Tan Leong Seng, 40.
He has been mistaken as the unidentified man abusing a poodle which caused an uproar among pet lovers after it was posted on the social networking site Facebook.
Tan, the owner of a restaurant in Melaka Raya, said that while he had been inconvenienced by calls from people asking whether he was behind the alleged abuse, his business experienced a sudden increase as curious people thronged his shop to catch a glimpse of him.
“At first, I was surprised by the surge of customers, but I was alerted by calls from my friends and relatives,” he said at his shop.
I’m not the marked man: Tan (right) showing Low his untattooed arm as proof that he is not the alleged poodle abuser in Malacca.
“I am Internet illiterate and I don’t even have a Facebook account.
“So, I didn’t know about this issue until I read about it in the newspapers.”
He said he did not have any tattoo like the man in the video.
Meanwhile, Malacca Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chairman Vincent Low said the society had lodged reports with local authorities including the local Veterinary Services Department and the Malacca City Council.
“We hope the authorities will be able to apprehend the culprit as soon as possible,” he told reporters at a press conference yesterday. - theStarOnline

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