PETALING JAYA: ‘Abang Botak’, the motorcyclist who smashed the windscreen of a car, will spend Hari Raya Aidilfitri behind bars after he was sentenced to 12 months’ jail today.
Magistrate Nurshahira Abdul Salim meted out the sentence against Danial Abdullah Tan after he pleaded guilty to the offence of causing mischief.
The 31-year-old store assistant was charged with causing mischief to a Perodua Alza belonging to Siew Chean Voon, 58, by smashing the windscreen with a crash helmet at Jalan Kasturi, Seksyen 12, Taman Bukit Serdang at 5.30pm on Tuesday.
The offence falls under Section 427 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of maximum five years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
When asked by the court of his action, Danial claimed that the car had nearly hit him twice which led him to confront the driver.
“However, he flipped his finger,” he said, adding that he was remorseful of his action.
A two-minute clip recorded by the vehicle’s dashcam saw the suspect and a friend having a conversation while still riding their motorcycles on the road.
The clip went viral since it was shared on Twitter by @999Malaysia.
The post, captioned “Borak macam dekat kedai kopi atas jalanraya...bila kena hon, marah dan pecahkan cermin kereta pengguna jalanraya yg lain..harap PDRM tangkap pembuli/samseng jalanraya.” (Chatting on the road like they are at the coffee shop… when you get honked at, you get angry and breaks other people’s windscreen… hope the police will catch this bully/road gangster)