On the afternoon of Friday, a case of eviction at a rented condominium in Mont Kiara went horribly wrong for a team of police and firemen who were pepper-sprayed by an American woman
The incident occurred at a rented condominium near Mont Kiara in Jalan Dutamas, when a 42-year-old American woman pepper-sprayed her landlord couple.
According to a report in NST Online, the 42-year-old American woman, who was supposed to vacate the condominium on Thursday where she was staying as a tenant, attacked the owners when they arrived at the unit with a locksmith to change the locks on the doors on Friday, 2 February.
Reportedly, the owners were informed by the building management that the American woman had gone out on Thursday. They, however, found the door to the condominium unit to be stuck, as though a heavy object was behind obstructing it.
The owners along with the locksmith kept on trying to open the door when it suddenly swung open with the woman standing behind it. She then pepper-sprayed the couple across their face which caused them to feel a sting in their eyes and skin.
Taken aback by the extreme action of their tenant, the owners alerted authorities.
However, even the police, who had arrived at the scene together with a team from Sri Hartamas fire station, were pepper-sprayed by the American woman.
"As soon as the police and firemen knocked on the door, the woman pepper-sprayed all officers," Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy told NST Online.
The American woman had used a pepper spray, which is meant to deter aggressive bears, to attack the police and fire personnel.
As a result of being pepper-sprayed, a total of eight policemen and five firemen were sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.
Eventually, she was persuaded by an officer into surrendering
While she admitted to spraying the officers and firemen, she didn't exactly reveal her reasons for doing so, The Malay Mail Online reported.
Police have seized a spray bottle labelled "Bear Attack Pepper Mace".
"She will be remanded under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt," NST Online quoted Munusamy as saying, who added that police have informed the United States Embassy about the case.
In other news, details of the investigation into the samples of the instant durian white coffee mixture, which sent five people to the Penang hospital last week, were made public by police: