Videos showing three women alighting from their Mercedes-Benz just to 'steal' mangoes from a tree outside a residence in Kuala Langat, Selangor is going viral on Facebook
In the first video, the driver of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is seen stepping out of the vehicle while she stretches her arm out to the tree to pluck two bags of mangoes that have been wrapped in paper bags.
If that isn't enough, the second video shows the SUV turning back for another round. This time, three 'aunties' alight from the vehicle, and they are seen grabbing as many bags of mangoes as they can.
One of them in a neon T-shirt even steps on the roof of the vehicle in order to reach the mangoes hanging on the higher parts of the tree.
Following the incident, a resident of the house said that she and her family were upset by the aunties' action
In an interview with SAYS, the resident - who wishes to be known as Wendy - said they were upset because she and her family had spent hours under the hot sun to wrap all the mangoes.
"At the same time, we feel it is funny too because there are people willing to climb on the car to get those mangoes," Wendy related.
She revealed that the incident took place at her mother-in-law's house in Telok Panglima Garang at 6.30pm on 24 June. The mango tree has been planted in front of her family's house for over 10 years.
Wendy added that her family was at home during the incident, but due to the tall fencing on their front porch, they were late to discover that their mangoes were being taken
"We didn't notice them the first time until they climbed on the car," she said.
"They stopped plucking after we shouted at them actually. If not, I think they will take back the whole mango tree."
While some netizens argued that the aunties were not in the wrong because the tree was planted outside the house compound - hence, a public space - Wendy said it is more of a matter about virtue.
"At least you ask for permission, we would love to pluck the mangoes for you too. We do that quite often," Wendy said.
At the time of writing, the Facebook post has gone viral with over 4,700 shares and 650 comments.
Wendy requested SAYS not to link the story back to the Facebook post due to privacy concerns.
In the comment section, hundreds of netizens expressed their disgust over the aunties' action, while some tried to defend them
"Wow... Driving Mercedes-Benz... I guess they must be doing quite well financially, but [they are] stealing fruit... Such low-class people," commented a Facebook user.
"If it is planted outside your resident compound, it means the aunties can take it. It is their rights. If the tree is planted inside your house, then it is yours," contended a netizen.
The person added that even a police report is lodged against the aunties, no action will be taken against them.
"I read that a lot of people are supporting the aunties for taking the fruit because the tree is planted outside the residence," responded a netizen to the argument.
"They are right as it is not an offence under the law. But I guess these people don't understand the word 'manners'. Hence, it is why you see the low-class people driving high-class Mercedes-Benz."