A video showing a man destroying a car’s wiper who double parked outside a an apartment in Sentul has made its round on the internet.
In the video shared by Facebook page We Are Malaysians, we can see that a man was fiercely tearing down the windshield wiper of a car who doubled parked at a parking lot.
The video was believed to have took place at the opposite parking lot of an apartment around Bandar Baru Sentul. The man’s action was caught red-handed by the resident there.
Although the video didn’t indicate the main factor that triggered this incident, it’s believed that the man was enraged by the vehicle’s double parking act.
Damaging car furiously
In the 1 minute and 27 seconds video, the man was seen picking up rocks from the road and throwing towards the parked vehicle and intended to destroy its windows at the driver side.
Then, the man who seemed dissatisfied stopped his vandalism act there and began to tug the automobile’s logo on top of its number plate.
All in a sudden, the man went to tweak and pull the windshield wiper of the car and tore it off ragingly.
At the end of the video, the man tore off the entire windshield wiper, stood beside the car, and peeked inside the vehicle.
The video has garnered over 134,000 views at the time of writing, with many netizens leaving disapproving comments below the post.
Many believed that if citizens vandalised property as their heart desired, they’d soon ignore and neglect the law and authorities.
“PDRM must take action! [One] cannot damage other’s property … KL [parking] place is very very limited! Police must take action if not everyone will become sovereign….. All of them will follow this behaviour! Didn’t fear of authorities!”
Some agreed that the car owner had wrongfully parked but to destroy it was unnecessary.
“If it’s the issue of not parking inside the spot correctly everyone will get angry… but to destroy others’ cars is a criminal case though.”
While some think that the vehicle owner may not be responsible for the double parking situation as they’re possibly forced and parked this way due to other vehicles that parked wrongly at first.
Under Section 427 of the Penal Code, which is ‘committing mischief and thereby causing damage to the amount of twenty-five ringgit’ will be charged a jail term of not less than a year and not more than five years or a fine or both upon conviction if found guilty.
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Editor: Sarah Yeoh