JOHOR BAHRU: Not only did a policeman allegedly threaten his own mother with a knife and a hammer, he tried to scare her with flames as well, district police said today.
The 29-year-old man, a lance-corporal, was arrested at his family home at Felda Semenchu, Kota Tinggi, in the wee hours of May 24, said Kota Tinggi deputy police chief Nik Azaham Nik Aziz.
The suspect’s elder brother had lodged a report after the incident at midnight. Two hours later a patrol team from the Teluk Sengat police station in Kota Tinggi arrested the man before seizing the knife and hammer.
“The elder brother also told police that the suspect had been demanding money from their mother. Fearing for her safety, he lodged the report,” Nik Azaham said in a statement today, adding that the suspect was serving in Kelantan and was home on leave.
The suspect, who is under remand till May 30, is divorced with two children, Nik Azaham added.