Tempers flared on the streets of Taiping after a car hit a man walking his dog. The situation escalated when one man, in a fit of rage, took his anger out on the car.
Videos went viral on Facebook and of course, netizens took to scrutinising them. Surprisingly, many sided with the destructive temper of the man. When the full story was revealed, it was clear to see why.
Videos showing different perspectives of the incident was uploaded on 26th January to Facebook group Inforoadblock. According to Harian Metro, the incident had taken place at the Crystal Greek Residence in Taiping, Perak. One video showed a man holding a sturdy stick walking up to a group. He threatened to hit them with said stick. When told he couldn’t do such a thing, he retaliated with: “You people (hit my dog) and beat up my dad.” A lady shrilly told him they could negotiate over it, but he refused and took his anger out on the car. He smashed the rear windshield and whacked the side of the vehicle a few times.
Another lady tried to stop him but he threatened her away. The group finally stood back to let him do as he pleased. Although they scolded him for it, he did not seem remorseful. To make matters worse, one lady told him, “It’s just one dead dog!” Other bystanders got involved, hoping to calm the situation. The second video showed the two parties trying to resolve the situation, but eventually, the group with the car opted to leave.
The father who was injured was apparently taken to the hospital afterwards. Unfortunately, the dog had died at the scene. Two men involved in the incident were arrested yesterday (27th January). According to the police, they are still investigating the incident.
Netizens were upset on behalf of the dog’s owners. Some observed that it was an expensive breed, so losing it was sure to hurt. Others added the dog looked pampered and well-loved. A few comments stated this was why you don’t drive fast in neighbourhoods. “(They) hit the dog and killed it. After that, they beat up someone’s dad. Who wouldn’t be angry?” one comment noted.
Most people consider pets as animals, but to some, they are family. Hopefully the two parties can see the issue from each other’s point of view and come to a peaceful resolution.