A few days ago, a man narrowly escaped grave danger when a robber almost broke into his house. The incident, which took place at Taman Tasek Indra in Perak, was caught on the CCTV (closed-circuit television). The footage went viral only recently on TikTok.
The clip was uploaded by a TikTok user, @kakyong_legacy, and it has since received more than a hundred thousand views and three thousand likes. It showed the helmet-clad robber attempting to barge into the house through the front door. He was also armed with a machete.
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As luck would have it, the robber slipped on the front-door floor mat clumsily. It gave the homeowner ample time to shut the door in the robber’s face and locked it in time, preventing him from entering the house by a hair’s breadth.
According to Ipoh OCPD (Officer in-Charge Police District) Yahaya Hassan, the case occurred on 5th August at around 6:04am. Meanwhile, netizens also quickly took notice of the video, and commented on the incident on the post.
Most netizens expressed their genuine worries for the owner of the house and left a few heartwarming remarks regarding the homeowner’s floor mat. They wrote, “The floor mat is a saviour,” “The floor mat is the owner’s hero, so please take good care of your mats,” and “This is a reminder for us too. We cannot get distracted.”
According to The Star, the case is being investigated for attempted robbery under Section 393 of the Penal Code. The public is urged to contact investigating officer ASP Fadli Ahmad at 019 250 0019 if they have information on the incident.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.