A Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) officer has earned the respect of netizens for staying calm while a woman threatened him with a steering lock and screamed hysterically at him.
The video began with the woman standing outside her car which has its front right wheel clamped.
Wielding a steering lock, she yelled at the officer, asking him if it was “wrong for her to buy food.”
The officer replied: “No, it is not wrong for you to buy food. But you parked your car wrongly (at a spot for the disabled).
The woman retorted that she had nowhere else to park and that she had bought her food quickly.
She asked the officer why he had clamped her car.
“We must understand that the OKU (the disabled) do not have time, and I am helping the OKU, don’t you understand? ” she said.
When the officer asked if she was disabled since she had parked in a spot for the disabled, the incensed woman stomped her feet.
She claimed that she was helping her disabled husband by buying a meal for him.
The officer said that while he understood, she needed to show proof in order to qualify to park at the OKU spot.
Despite the officer’s explanation, the woman continued with her angry tirade while waving the steering look at the officer.
The person recording the video, believed to be another MPSJ officer, urged his colleague to ask for the woman to produce an OKU card.
The video posted on Facebook on Friday afternoon garnered more than 326,000 views and 7,400 shares within hours.
Netizens were quick to condemn the woman’s unreasonable behavior while praising the officer for his professional conduct, remaining patient and maintaining his cool throughout the incident despite being provoked.
Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said the woman will be questioned under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.
He revealed that the car was towed to a depot in Puchong.
“The woman’s husband later showed up and paid the fine at the municipal council and apologised for his wife’s rude behaviour,” MEGAT said, adding that the police will still be investigating the case.