Earlier this week, a 31-year-old man, high on drugs, came very close to achieving something impossible: he managed to trespass into the official residence of the Sultan of Johor and tried to steal his Ferrari
But the man's mission impossible remained just that: impossible.
According to The Malay Mail Online, the incident happened on Thursday afternoon, at around 12.30pm, when the man, driving a Proton Waja, entered into Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Bahru through the East Lodge entrance located at Jalan Strait View.
While the sentry post was guarded by two Johor Military Force personnel, the suspect somehow managed to drive straight in and reached the palace's garage.
The garage is basically an "automotive-arsenal" of Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, where his high-performance cars and motorcycles are stored.
It being the lunchtime, the garage was unguarded
The absence of any guard outside the garage made it easy for the suspect to approach the Ferrari and he attempted to steal it, the Malay Mail Online reported.
However, before he could succeed, one of the police personnel on duty at the palace saw the suspect via CCTV and rushed to the garage to confront the suspect.
Before the police personnel could apprehend the suspect, he rushed to his Proton Waja and sped off, managing to escape
He was, however, arrested after a police report was lodged.
Police managed to track him down to an address in Kampung Melayu, Gelang Patah, a few hours after the incident had taken place.
"A team of police officers raided the suspect’s house and took him into custody. A urine test was conducted on the suspect and he tested positive for methamphetamine," according to the Malay Mail Online's report.
The suspect, who had no previous criminal record, had used his brother-in-law's car. His fingerprints were obtained from the garage.