A disturbing incident unfolded at a petrol station in Kedah, Malaysia, as a video capturing a man wielding a samurai sword and confronting motorists went viral on social media.
The footage, shared by @mynewshub on Twitter, depicted a heated argument between the man and several individuals who reprimanded him for using his phone while driving.
In the 31-second video, the man is seen brandishing the samurai sword at the Gurun rest and recreational area petrol station, where he had chased after the motorists who honked at him for using his phone while emerging from a junction.
Clearly agitated, the man threatened the drivers and demanded an apology from the individual who honked at him.
Goes viral online
The video has since garnered approximately 800,000 views at press time.
It also sparked an intense response from concerned netizens
Many have called for strict measures to be taken against the man, highlighting the danger he posed to other road users through his unruly behaviour.
One commenter highlighted the potential legal consequences, stating that the possession of such a weapon alone could lead to a minimum prison sentence of five years.
Additionally, the commenter emphasised that this does not account for the additional charges related to the threats made by the individual.
Another user pointed out the illegality of carrying weapons in vehicles, let alone openly displaying them in public.
PSA: keeping our cool and finding peaceful solutions is always the way to go. Let’s remember to handle our anger and conflicts responsibly, both behind the wheel and in our everyday lives. Stay calm, stay safe!