S'porean Driver Pulled Out A Knife During A Dispute With Another Motorist At The JB CIQ
There's nothing more common a sight on roads than road rage
However, one road rage that took place past the Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) on Friday almost took an ugly turn after a man driving a Singapore-registered Honda brandished what appeared to be a sheathed knife and allegedly shattered the side-view mirrors of a Malaysian motorist's car.
According to a report in Singaporean social news site Stomp, the Malaysian driver had been driving to Singapore and was past the Johor Bahru CIQ at about 2.10pm on Friday when the driver of a Singapore-registered Honda attempted to cut into his lane.
While the 27-year-old Malaysian driver did not give way, the driver of the Singapore-registered Honda did not stop either, scratching the Malaysian's car in the process.
The driver of the Honda then stopped his vehicle and alighted
He took out a sheathed knife from the car boot and started walking towards the Malaysian motorist while shouting at him to open his car door.
According to Stomp, the Malaysian motorist, shocked by the belligerent display, rolled up his window and locked the door.
"I was really quite scared then. He took out the knife from the sheath and waved it around. I quickly locked the door but he just kept shouting and waving the knife," the motorist recalled the harrowing experience to Stomp.
A while later, a female said to be the wife of the Honda driver took the knife away from him, but the Honda driver continued shouting at the motorist.
The Malaysian motorist then called the police to inform them about the incident while following the Honda as he made his way into the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore. At which point, the driver of the Honda then suddenly stopped his car again and got out.
Along with the Honda driver, two other men said to be his sons, who had been driving behind the Malaysian motorist, also got out of their vehicle and went to the Malaysian motorist's car to stop him from leaving.
The Honda driver then reportedly kicked and punched the Malaysian motorists car until both the side-view mirrors were damaged.
"I could not take photos as I was on the phone with the police at the time. He did not have the knife with him this time," he told Stomp, adding that he waited for an opportunity to escape.
"A taxi driver drove beside me and asked me to call the police. He told me not to worry as he had seen the entire incident and can vouch for me."
However, when the Malaysian motorist finally reached the Singapore customs at the Woodlands Checkpoint, he was told by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers that he had to turn back as both his side mirrors were damaged.
Meanwhile, the Honda driver was subsequently detained by police
"On 15 June 2018, at 2.34pm, the police were alerted to a case of possession of offensive weapon and mischief at Woodlands Checkpoint. A 51-year-old man was arrested in relation to the case. Police investigations are ongoing," a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Singaporean social news site.