Road bully arrested after harassing cop who made U-turn

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was arrested in connection with a road bullying incident in front of the Mutiara Damansara MRT bus stop yesterday.

Petaling Jaya district police chief Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said a 34-year-old policeman had made a U-turn at a traffic light in Palm Spring Kota Damansara here but was forced to come to a halt by another motorist.

The man, aged 52, was driving a Proton Saga. “He drove closely towards the Perodua Myvi car belonging to the policeman, tailgated the victim’s car before overtaking and abruptly stopping his car in front of the victim’s car, causing the victim to stop,” Nik Ezanee said.

The man got out of the car and abused the victim using offensive words.

“Both individuals lodged a police report, but the suspect refused to cooperate with the investigating officer who tried to explain the reasons for his arrest. The suspect shouted and ranted before snatching a copy of the report held by the officer,” he said.

The man was remanded for four days.

In a separate development, a man with 11 criminal records for fraud was arrested after he was found to be offering “Datukship” titles, allegedly from the Kelantan palace, for RM20,000.

Nik Ezanee said the 58-year-old victim, a member of the security forces, was reportedly introduced to the 32-year-old suspect by his colleague five years ago.

Police arrested the suspect in Kuantan, Pahang, at 11.40am on Thursday before handing him over to the Petaling Jaya police where he has been remanded for two days.