Man seen using profanities towards cops in viral video already arrested, says Penang police

BUTTERWORTH:The police arrested the man seen using profanities in a video taken at a Nibong Tebal roadblock before it went viral, says South Seberang Prai OCPD Superintendent Lee Chong Chern.

He said that the police personnel manning the roadblock at about 5pm on Feb 18 detained the 28-year-old man for rude behaviour, failing to cooperate and obstructing the police from carrying out their duties.

"During the incident one of our personnel on duty flagged down a car driven by the suspect. A check found that the suspect was travelling from Butterworth to Bagan Serai, Perak and did not have permission to make inter-state travel," he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 28).

Supt Lee said that the suspect threw his identity card at police personnel when they asked to see it and shouted profanities when he was arrested.

He added that the police found out that the suspect has a record of treatment for mental issues from the Taiping Hospital and said that the case is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code and Regulation 16(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations 2021.

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