An unemployed man from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, has been detained by the police for his strange hobby of smashing car windows for fun.
Port Dickson district police chief Supt. Aidi Sham Mohamed said that the 24-year-old culprit was arrested by the Port Dickson Criminal Investigation Division team at about 3:30 pm yesterday (Sunday, 21st February).
According to him, initial investigation found that the suspect committed the crime alone and was also active around the housing area in Port Dickson, Teluk Kemang and Lukut. “Bricks used (as a weapon to break the windows) were collected by the roadside around the scene,” the police chief was quoted as saying.
“As a result of further inspection, the police also seized three motorcycles with keys, a helmet and clothes used by the suspect while committing the crime at a workshop in Batu 9, Teluk Kemang. So far, a total of 18 reports over the past week have been received by the police regarding incidents of breaking car windows using bricks, believed to be linked to the suspect,” Aidi Sham further added.
The suspect was remanded until next Wednesday to assist investigation and the case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code. If found guilty, he could be sentenced up to 5 years imprisonment, fined or both.