Twelve vehicles parked around Brinchang town in Cameron Highlands had their tyres deliberately punctured in the middle of the night in what appears to be an act of mischief. (Photo taken from Malaysian Response Team II Facebook page)

IPOH: Twelve vehicles parked around Brinchang town in Cameron Highlands had their tyres deliberately punctured in the middle of the night in what appears to be an act of mischief.

Cameron Highlands police chief Deputy Superintendent Hasadid A Hamid said the incident occurred between 3am and 5am on Saturday when the vehicle owners were fast asleep.

"We received two reports by the owners and we are in the midst of investigating," Hasadid said.

He added that initial investigations reveal that the vehicles were parked haphazardly and were obstructing traffic, which may have made other motorists angry.

"We advise visitors and tourists to Cameron Highland to park their vehicles accordingly to avoid this situation from recurring," said Hasadid.

He also denied postings on social media claiming that the act was committed by nearby tire shop owners for the sake of profit.