By Amanda Yong
THERE was an empty lot in the carpark.
And his father, who had just driven in, wanted that spot.
But another car was in his way.
What followed was a blast of car horns and an exchange of angry words.
The driver's son, Teo Eu Gene, claimed that Madam Juliet Tan Whye Peck, 47, who was driving the other car, called his family "low-class people".
It stung so much that Teo, 34, a manager, jumped out of the passenger seat at the back of the car and charged at Madam Tan, and kicked heron her back.
She fell to the ground.
Teo then punched her face more than once.
Madam Tan's injuries included bruises on the right side of her face and left hand, haemorrhage in her right eye and an abrasion on her right knee.
She was hospitalised for a day and given 16 days of medical leave.
In May, Teo pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt and was sentenced to four weeks' jail.
One similar charge was taken into consideration in sentencing.