Swiss Man May Be Caned for Singapore Graffiti
Expat pleads guilty to vandalizing subway cars
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2010 3:38 AM CDT
Oliver Fricker of Switzerland arrives at a court in Singapore.   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

(Newser) – A Swiss software executive may be facing—or, rather, facing away from—a caning after pleading guilty to spraying graffiti on a Singapore subway. Oliver Fricker, 32, broke into a train depot with an accomplice and vandalized subway cars last month, AP reports. Under Singapore law, vandalism is punishable by up to 3 years in jail, a fine, and up to 8 lashes with a bamboo cane.