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Police arrest woman for allegedly threatening ex-boyfriend, crashing into his gate

JOHOR BARU: Police arrested a woman for issuing threats and crashing into the gate of her ex-boyfriend's family residence in Taman Perling yesterday morning.

Johor Baru Utara deputy police chief Superintendent Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the local 20-year-old woman was arrested at Lima Kedai toll plaza in Gelang Patah near here about 6.30am yesterday, following a complaint by her ex-boyfriend's sister about 90 minutes earlier.

He said one of the complainant's family members had allegedly received a threat that the woman in question wanted to burn the family's business premises and damage the family's property.

"Acting on the information, a police team went to the complainant's family home and found that a Toyota Corolla Altis car driven by the woman had crashed into the automatic gate of the residence until it was dislodged, before making her escape.

"However, police followed and managed to arrest the woman. Investigations found that the woman was the former lover of the complainant's younger brother before they broke up last month," he said in a statement today.

Fariz Ammar said the woman did not have a criminal record but a preliminary urine test showed that she was positive for the banned drug benzo.

"The woman also sent a video showing a person pouring a liquid suspected to be petrol in front of the family's motorcycle shop before the complainant made a police report.

"In addition, a closed-circuit television recording showed the woman ramming the automatic gate until she hit a car belonging to the complainant's father and caused damages of RM15,000," he said.

He said the case was being investigated under sections 506 and 427 of the Penal Code.

"In addition, the woman is also being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," he said, adding that the woman was remanded for four days starting yesterday. – BERNAMA

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