Police Hunts Man who Causes Accidents to Claim Money

Penang Police are hunting for a man who caused an accident on purpose and demanded money from the driver.

The police have received a report regarding a man who allegedly caused a road accident intentionally with the purpose of demanding a sum of money, supposedly as compensation from the owner of the car involved.

The man is said to cause accidents often around the city, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Bukit Gambir, Taman Lip Sin, and Taman Tun Sardon.

North East District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Razlam Ab Hamid, said the man is still being hunted by the police since receiving a complaint from the public last December. “So far a report has been received regarding the incident and efforts to track down the suspect are still ongoing.

“The case is being investigated according to Section 420 of the Penal Code which is cheating,” he said when contacted today.

Earlier, several photos and videos were circulated on social media showing the man riding a motorcycle deliberately hitting a car and claiming that the fault was caused by the owner of the vehicle involved.

Following the “violation,” the motorcyclist is said to be asking for damages of between RM20 and RM60 from the car owner on the grounds that his side mirror was broken in the incident.

Scams like this have happened several times and it makes the car dashboard camera or action camera for motorcyclists a must-have device.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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