Whenever one sees a police vehicle, the immediate assumption would be that they are in good hands and their safety is ensured.
Unfortunately, this was not the case for a group of Singaporeans after they were engaged in high speed chase by a fake police car while travelling to Genting Highlands.
S’poreans allegedly chased by fake M’sian police car
Taking to Facebook to share the harrowing encounter yesterday (Jun 5), Freeman Gan WT wrote that he was travelling to Genting Highlands from Kulai, Johor at around 5.40am when he noticed that a car was tailing them at the 27km mark.
When I sped up, they sped up. When I slowed down, they slowed down too.
When the car reached the 31km mark, the car cut into Freeman’s lane and made its way into a R&R at 32km.
Thinking nothing about it, Freeman resumed his journey but met the same car again, this time with a blue beacon light flashing on the roof, making him believe that it was an unmarked police car.
However, Freeman sensed that something wasn’t right after noticing that the car had tailed them before heading to the R&R and showed up next to his car.
Instructed by police not to stop
When he realised that he had run into a group of fake policemen, Freeman decided to engage in a “race” with the car.
While doing so, he called the police hotline and was told not to stop for the car and to head to the nearest police station if the car was still after them.
In the clip, one of the passengers could be seen wearing a clown mask and flashing a light towards Freeman, further confirming that the group had indeed posed as policemen.
Fortunately, Freeman managed to escape from the group at the 71km mark and stopped for breakfast at 8.10am.
At the end of the post, he advised travellers not to stop for unmarked police cars and to instead make their way to the police station if such situations were to occur.
Watch the clip here:
The incident has since caught the attention of police, who are now looking into the matter.
According to a statement by Kulai district police chief Superintendent Yusof Othman, he said the incident occurred northbound on the North-South Expressway (NSE) heading towards Genting Highlands.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 170 of the Penal Code, which provides a jail term of up to two years, a fine, or both.
Those with further information are urged to contact the Kulai police hotline at 07-6637222 or investigating officer inspector Mohammad Azri at 010-7647789.