A woman who lost her cool after her car was clamped almost injured a worker on duty with a steering lock.
Despite the attack, the 31-year-old victim, who was contracted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), was unharmed, said Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R Munusamy.
“The complainant was working at Metro Perdana Barat, Kepong on June 4 at that time. After he clamped a car, a woman came up to him and asked him to release the vehicle without payment.
“The complainant insisted on payment before doing so.
“The suspect then threatened the complainant and his co-worker before hitting him with a steering lock at the leg and hand areas.
“His colleague defused the situation.
“Efforts to track down the suspect is still underway,” Munusamy told The Star on Tuesday.
He said a report was made only on June 5 because the complainant was instructed to do so by his employer.
“The report was made for recording purposes and not to seek action under the law as the complainant suffered no injuries and was only hit lightly,” he added.
Police are still trying to track down the woman.
The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for deliberately causing harm by using a weapon or other dangerous objects.
A video of the attack went viral on social media earlier this week.
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The video lasting one minute and 49 seconds misidentified the victim as a DBKL officer.
In the 2.50pm incident, the woman who drove a Proton Saga parked her car at the motorcycle parking bay which then led to her tyre being clamped.
Upon finding out what had happened, the woman was not happy and tried to ask for her tyres to be unclamped.
The DBKL officer and car park worker told the woman she had to pay an RM80 fine in order for the clamp to be removed. This made the woman angrier.
In the video, the woman, wearing a red shirt and black and white shorts, can clearly be seen bringing out a baseball bat-like steering lock and brandishing it angrily in what looked like an attempt to hit the victim.
The woman had also threatened to break a vehicle belonging to DBKL apart from threatening to “break the heads” of the car park worker and DBKL officer.
Reportedly, she did not proceed to hit the officer after seeing him produce a handcuff.
She then turned to the car park worker and began hitting the worker’s left leg and hands with the steering-wheel lock several times, but the person did not sustain any injuries.
The footage ended abruptly after the suspect assaulted the victim.
In a similar incident last November, former accountant Liew Yoke Peng was fined RM3,000 in default three months’ jail by a magistrate’s court for preventing a Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer from doing his job.
Liew, 43, was convicted of wilfully obstructing Nor Safuan Noordin, 31, from performing his duty, under Section 186 of the Penal Code.
According to the facts of the case, Liew had parked her car illegally, prompting Nor Safuan to clamp the vehicle.
Incensed by the action, she took a steering wheel lock and brandished it at Nor Safuan, while berating him, in another video that went viral.