An MPSJ Officer Who Clamped A Couple's Car Was Attacked With Corrosive Liquid
The incident happened in Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor.
Man who attacked MPSJ officer for clamping his car has been arrested
The man who allegedly sprayed an unidentified liquid in the face of an MPSJ officer over a clamped car is an unemployed man in his 50s, according to Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias.
The Star Online reported today, 9 November, that the police picked up the suspect in Bandar Kinrara at about 10.30pm yesterday, 8 November.
Megat reportedly said that the suspect has confessed to have been involved in the incident and claimed to have thrown away the canister when he fled the scene, following an interrogation.
He also revealed that the man has no prior record and that suspect will be remanded to assist with investigations.
9 NOV, 11:52AM: A Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) enforcement officer was just carrying out his duty when he was attacked by an angry couple, recently
The MPSJ officer, who has not been named in media reports, was carrying out a clamping operation with his partner along Jalan Puteri 1/4, Bandar Puteri Puchong on Tuesday, 7 November, when the incident happened at about 12.40pm.
It was reported that they spotted a white Honda Civic car that was parked in a place that was not allowed near a restaurant. The officers proceeded to clamp the vehicle's wheel as it an offence to park illegally.
According to Serdang police chief ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias, a couple appeared moments later and berated the officers while acting aggressively for clamping their car.
Things escalated when the man sprayed an unidentified liquid in the face of one of the officers
It was learned that the couple fled from the scene as soon as they attacked the officer.
"The officer felt irritation in his eyes. His vision became blurry and he had difficulty breathing," Megat said, as reported by New Straits Times (NST).
The authorities are working to determine the liquid that was used in the attack.
The police are now looking for the couple involved in the incident, urging them to surrender themselves
The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon and Section 353 for using criminal force to obstruct a public servant from discharging his duty.
Two months ago, a woman was caught on video for threatening an MPSJ officer with a steering lock in the same area: