A man crashed into two cars in Cheras and later attacked a fireman who arrived at the scene to douse his car that caught on fire
According to Bernama, the incident occurred at 10.40am on Thursday morning, 15 October, along Jalan Suakasih, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn.
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, showing the man, clad in grey, acting aggressively and punching one of the firemen who was trying to stop him from going close to his smoking car.
The man ran away but was quickly caught and restrained by the firemen with the help of a few bystanders by the roadside. It was reported that he was high on drugs.
Kajang district police chief ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said they have received a report of the alleged attack following the three-vehicle road accident
"In the incident, firefighters were extinguishing the fire when suddenly the suspect emerged claiming to be the owner of the car," the police chief told New Straits Times.
"He wanted to approach his car but firemen on-duty told him to calm down. The suspect suddenly became aggressive and punched one of the firemen on his left arm before running towards the burning car."
Zaid said the suspect, an event manager in his 30s, has since been handed over to the police for further investigation and will be presented in Kajang court today, 16 October, for a remand application.
A urine drug test at the police station on the suspect has came back positive for methamphetamine, while a breathalyser test came back negative for alcohol consumption
The police chief said the case is being investigated under Section 353 of the Penal Code for using criminal force on a public servant in the execution of his duties.
The offence is punishable by up to two years' imprisonment, or fine of up to RM10,000, or both.
Meanwhile, the accident is being investigation under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving
The offence carries a fine of between RM5,000 and RM15,000 and a jail term not exceeding five years.
It was also reported that the drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the accident only suffered light injuries.
Anyone with more information on the incident has been urged to contact investigating officer Inspector Muhammad Azrul Nizam Zainal Abidin at +6016-9985730.