Farid Kamil, 37, was arrested today for allegedly assaulting a traffic policeman and a civilian at the Kota Damansara police station.
- Slapped cop on the face
- Kicked civilian
- Tested positive for ganja
- Attack unprovoked and aggressive
- Allegedly dared cops to arrest him
The bizarre drama unfolded at the station at around 1.20pm today, where Farid and another person had gone to report a traffic accident.
Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the incident, saying the actor was immediately detained following the assault.
“When the officer on duty questioned Farid on how the accident took place, he instead flashed his mobile phone and a message that read ‘300 artistes borrowing money from loan sharks due to lack of jobs’.
“Just as the officer questioned Farid over the relevance of the message, he was slapped across his face,” Mohd Zani said.
He said that immediately after the assault, officers apprehended the actor and placed him in handcuffs.
“He cooled down after being detained.
“After the arrest, we ran a urine test on him where he tested positive for marijuana,” Mohd Zani added.
Farid, who obtained a Datukship from the Sultan of Pahang last month, would be presented before a magistrate at the Petaling Jaya court tomorrow morning to obtain a remand order.
The incident was witnessed by one other police corporal and three members of the public.
After slapping the cop, Farid allegedly lashed out and kicked another civilian within the station.
Mohd Zani said the case was being investigated under Section 90 of the Police Act for misbehaving in a police station and for assault.
According to a person who witnessed the exchange, Farid purportedly challenged law enforcers to detain him following the incident, the Malay Mail reported.
The person alleged that Farid goaded the police after the incident.
“It was so sudden, the officer was attending to his complaint when he (Farid) waved his phone…” the witness was quoted saying.
It was unclear what prompted him to do so or what his intention was.
“It took several police officers and even bystanders in the station to restrain him,” the person reportedly said, claiming the actor’s behaviour was confrontational and aggressive.
The report cited another civilian witness, who also requested anonymity, saying that the entire incident was unprovoked.
The person, who professed to be a “big fan” of Farid’s work, said he had initially been pleasantly surprised as he recognised the actor.
“I was waiting for my turn to deal with the police officers when he just went off. When I realised he was acting aggressive to the officers and even to the bystanders, I step in to help contain him.
“It was so sudden and unexpected as the police officer just asked details of his complaint…’’ the witness was quoted saying.
The person then said he was shocked by the incident.