ISKANDAR PUTERI: Police have arrested a 22-year-old jobless man after he confidently walked into the Nusa Bestari police station here early Sunday, claiming that he was a high-ranking police officer.
During the 1.15am incident, the man, who was dressed in plain clothes, introduced himself as a deputy superintendent and claimed to be the Criminal Investigation Department chief from the Dang Wangi police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
Iskandar Puteri OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said the man told officers on duty that he wanted to wait for his friend inside the police station, which raised their suspicion.
"The officers asked the man to produce his police identification card to confirm his position, but he tried to dodge their questioning by coming up with excuses before he walked off to the toilet," he said.
When the man came out of the toilet and headed towards his car in front of the police station, officers were already waiting for him there.
"Following a body inspection and a check in his car, we found a pair of handcuffs, two smartphones, a branded sling bag, a metal baton as well as a sticker bearing the PDRM crest and serial number," said Supt Noor Hashim.
He said the man was arrested under Section 170 of the Penal Code for impersonating a public servant.
The man, who did not possess any previous criminal records, has since been remanded for further investigation.