'Datuk' businessman in clamping incident surrenders

'Datuk' businessman in clamping incident surrenders
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GEORGE TOWN - The "Datuk" businessman who allegedly assaulted a security guard, who was filming him trying to remove a clamp from a Mercedes Benz, has surrendered to the police.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed that the suspect surrendered himself at the George Town police headquarters in Patani Road at 11am Monday.

It is learnt that the man, who has a Datuk Seri title, is a committee member of the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC).

He is among the 50 directors of PCCC and is involved in the beauty products business.

The 39-second video clip, taken at a condominium in Jelutong near here, showed a man trying to remove the clamp from the right front tyre.

In the video that went viral on social media, he was seen placing a steel cutter on the floor after a few attempts.

He then looked at the guard who was recording him before picking up the cutter again, walked towards the guard and allegedly assaulted him.

The incident happened at about 4pm on Saturday.

ACP Mior Faridalathrash reportedly said the 43-year-old security guard at the condominium claimed he was attacked by the businessman, who is a resident at the condominium, for taking the video on his smartphone.

"The suspect had quarrelled with the guard before kicking and punching him for taking a video of him," he said.

He said the guard received treatment at the Penang Hospital for injuries on his left hand and forehead.

He said both parties have made police reports and the police are investigating the case as causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

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