Crime & Courts

Police looking for man who threw whisky bottle off balcony onto busy road

KUALA LUMPUR: A video of a man swinging an empty liquor bottle from a high-storey apartment onto a busy road in the city centre has started making its rounds on social media and WhatsApp groups.

In the one minute 43 seconds video that showed the man's inconsiderate act, was uploaded by a Tik Tok user, Syrupboy1. 

The video has since also drawn flak from netizens.

In the same video, the account owner is also seen calling the man's irresponsible behavior as rude.

He is also heard urging the police to locate the culprit and teach him a good lesson  for his dangerous stunt.

The man who is clad in a grey sweater and a track bottom is seen throwing  the bottle from a high-rise building onto cars which were caught in traffic, on the road.

A City police spokesperson when contacted about the video, confirmed that the incident had occurred in the Dang Wangi district.

"The location of the incident happened in Dang Wangi.

"KL Police will conduct an investigation to track down the perpetrator," the spokesperson replied via WhatsApp.

The spokesperson confirmed the act is an offence under Section 268 (1)  and  (2) of the Penal Code for causing public nuisance and under Section 290 which is punishable by a fine.

Based on the video it is not clear whether the flung bottle had struck any of the cars on the road but a glass breaking sound was faintly heard.

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