GEORGE TOWN – A video of a “Datuk” businessman trying to remove a clamp from a Mercedes-Benz with a steel cutter before allegedly assaulting the security guard who recorded his act, is making its rounds on social media.
The 39-second clip, taken at a condominium in Jelutong, showed the man trying to remove the clamp from the right front tyre.
After several attempts, he was seen placing the cutter on the floor, looking at the guard who was recording him, before picking up the cutter again.
He then walked towards the guard and allegedly assaulted him.
Police could not verify whether the suspect was a “Datuk” but there was an emblem on the car, resembling those given to people with a Datukship.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the incident happened at about 4pm on Saturday.
He said the 43-year-old security guard working at the condominium claimed he was attacked by the businessman, a condominium resident, for taking the video on his smartphone.
“According to the guard, the car was clamped for parking in the waiting area for too long.
“The suspect quarrelled with the guard before kicking and punching him for taking a video of him,” he said.
ACP Mior Faridalathrash said the guard received treatment at the Penang Hospital for injuries on his left hand and forehead.
He said that both parties had made police reports.
“We are collecting statements from witnesses and viewing the CCTV footage.
“We are investigating the case as causing hurt with a dangerous weapon,” he said.