This repeat offender should be serving time in jail but inexplicably, he is free and kicking again.
- Bizarre compulsion of kicking pedestrians in the butt, sending them sprawling
- Should be serving time as he was sentenced to 3 months’ jail in Sept
- Police investigating his mental health
- Said to be a clerk at the Defence Ministry
- Believed to have attempted to trespass into Bank Negara armed with a parang
A man who was detained by police in July for his weird compulsion of kicking pedestrians pulled off a similar stunt on another victim on Nov 6.
Apparently unrepentant, he had been charged in July for assault and sentenced to three months’ jail.
Video footage from a public close-circuit camera showed the latest victim walking down the stairway at an overhead pedestrian bridge near Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Jalan Raja Laut.
The woman, a 34-year-old analyst with BNM suffered injury to her back when the suspect, who was walking behind her, kicked her, causing her to slip and slide down the stairway.
The attacker had the nerve to briefly look at the victim who managed to stand up before he coolly walked away.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah said the suspect was freed from prison and is the same attacker held for similar assaults earlier, The Sun Daily reported.
He added that investigation is being carried out to determine the suspect suffers from mental health issues.
Reportedly a clerk at the Defence Ministry, the bizarre ‘kicker’ was sentenced to three months imprisonment on Sept 15 and it is yet to be established how he was freed before completing his jail term.
On July 1, the 33-year-old was arrested in Jinjang after a 28-year-old woman, a civilian staff at the federal police headquarters, lodged a police report after being attacked at a pedestrian walkway near the Dayabumi building.
Police believe there were others who had fallen victim to the man but had not filed reports.
The suspect is also believed to have attempted to trespass into BNM armed with a parang in the past.