In today’s bizarre Legoland Malaysia news, a 37-year-old man was arrested for theft. Not just any theft – LEGO theft.
According to report by NST, citing the Nusajaya deputy police chief Superintendant Ismail Dollah, the said man, who is a lorry driver, was a Legoland Resort Malaysia hotel guest. He had stayed at Legoland Resort Malaysia hotel for a night at one of the premium rooms.
The Nusajaya police nabbed him at his home in Jementah, Segamat at 2:15am after they received a report from the Legoland Resort Malaysia hotel staff that several items were missing from a hotel room. The 11 stolen items included a hotel directory, coffee tray, throw pillow, and bed runner amounting to RM22,575 in value.
Apparently, upon the suspect’s arrest, the police also found a bag full of the resort hotel’s LEGO block displays. He had nicked a total of 7 LEGO figurine displays and 4 other Legoland Resort Malaysia merchandise. Among the displays recovered by police were the popular LEGO Dragon, LEGO Monkey, and also the LEGO Pirate King.
“We have remanded the suspect pending an investigation,” Ismail Dollah said, adding this is the first case handled by the Nusajaya district police involving display toys merchandise.
A separate report by TRP says that the suspect was brought back to the Nusajaya district police headquarters where he was tested positive for amphetamines during a routine urine test.
“However, the suspect did not have any previous criminal records,” Ismail Dollah added.
The case is investigated under Section 380 for theft.