Woman Urges Everyone To Be Careful Of Surroundings After An Incident At A Cinema In PJ
Her post has been shared more than 1,000 times.
A woman took to Facebook urging others to watch their surroundings at all times after a recent incident at a cinema in Petaling Jaya
"Today I went to watch Jumanji at [redacted] PJ. It was the 1.10pm showtime. As expected, it was a slow day as it's the afternoon on a weekday," Sarah Waris wrote in a Facebook post on 10 December.
Her post has since been shared more than 1,000 times.
After she and her boyfriend scanned their tickets and entered the hall, Sarah rushed to the toilet before their movie started
"The toilet was located directly across the hallway of Hall 1... [It] was empty and creepy as heck but hell, one's bladder doesn't give a shit about shady, empty toilets if it has to go. So I went anyway. It was scary so I was quick and rushed out washing my hands in haste..."
Just as she left, she was "relieved" to find two Malay men coming up the escalator
"I heard them say that their hall was in Hall 1 too. It was a walk from the end of the toilet to the hall so it was bizarre to me that these two men stopped in their tracks, in front of the escalator when they've already located their hall."
Thinking that they were just deciding if they should go to the toilet before entering the hall, Sarah assumed they were harmless.
However, she explained that one of the men was waiting for her to walk past him.
"As I passed in front of him, he moved to walk (as if he was about to bump into me INTENTIONALLY)."
"Note that they had ample of time to walk to the hall without bumping into me," she added.
"Paranoid, I quickly put my hand on the strap of my handbag and held onto it tight as I tried to make hurried steps (he was THAT close to me).
"I didn't want to think they had malice intentions! Boy, was I wrong. He saw how scared I was with him being so close to me, he said 'ala sorry la....' WHILE CHUCKLING. He did that ON PURPOSE to make me feel scared."
Sarah went on to urge people to always be aware of their surroundings and to never go anywhere alone if they can help it
She also tagged the cinema suggesting for them to have employees to make rounds or monitor empty hallways.
"Stay vigilant and safe always everyone," she advised.
"[You] can say I'm paranoid or overreacting or whatever else you want to call this post, but this post acts as a friendly reminder to not take your safety for granted is all. Something worse could've happened, but it didn't. But it might to someone else, at some other time. So just beware is all I'm saying."
Since the post went viral, several people have tagged their friends and commented with their own experiences
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