PETALING JAYA, Nov 18 – The road bully who spat on the windscreen, damaged the wiper and bent the side mirror of a woman motorist along the Subang Jaya USJ — Shah Alam stretch yesterday has been detained by police. It is learned that the man was detained about midnight at his residence in Subang Jaya to assist police in their investigations.
Subang Jaya deputy district police chief Superintendent Tan Ah Chua confirmed the 58-year-old was arrested. The Rakyat Post reported today that Facebook user Alisia Thean was on her way to work when the driver of a silver SUV in front of her started repeatedly switching lanes, forcing Thean to honk at him for safety reasons.
According to her Facebook post, the driver then stopped in the middle of the lane they were both in and walked out of the SUV he was driving with a woman (believed to be his wife). “He banged on my window, asked me what I wanted, spat on the windscreen, damaged my wiper and bent my side mirror.” The posting was accompanied with 15 photos of the man committing the alleged acts, with pictures of him and his SUV clearly displayed.
Her post had since received close to 5,000 shares and over 1,000 comments, all persuading her to lodge a police report over the incident. Following the report, police detained the suspect who was later released on bail pending investigations under Sections 427 and 506 of the Penal Code. The charge under Section 427 is for committing mischief and damages and carries a two year jail term or fine or both upon conviction, while the charge of criminal intimidation under Section 506 also carries the same penalties upon conviction.