He approached his next-door neighbour's flat to get back the dog he believed was given to him.
Ng Siang Hai asked Mr Subramaniam's nephew if he could see the dog.
Mr Subramaniam then came out of his unit and confronted Ng, asking why he wanted to see the dog.
He refused to hand the dog over and the two started arguing before scuffling with each other.
At one point, Ng went to his own flat and emerged, raising a chopper towards Mr Subramaniam.
A witness and friend of Ng's then took the chopper from his grasp.
Mr Subramaniam and Ng continued their argument at the nearby lift landing, where it escalated into a physical fight.
The police arrived and arrested Ng.
Last year, my husband let our dog keep Ng company as he lives alone but Ng might have thought we were giving it to him.
- Mrs Ranjini