GEORGE TOWN - A woman had a rude shock when she stepped out of a lift and saw a naked man wandering along the corridor of her apartment unit in Relau here.
Wearing only a pair of socks and shoes and holding a straw fan in his right hand, he ignored the woman and continued walking around the second floor at about 1am yesterday.
She then called the Paya Terubong Village Development and Security Committee's (JKKK) service team immediately for help.
Its chairman Frankie Kee, who is also Paya Terubong assemblyman Yeoh Soon Hin's special assistant, said his service team member, who received the call, contacted the police for help.
"Three of our members went to the scene with the police and the man was still there. He told us that Goddess Mazu had told him to strip.
"We tried to get him to put on his clothes to no avail. It was only when one of the members pretended to be possessed by Mazu and told him to put on his clothes that he did as instructed. He was subsequently taken away by the police," he said when contacted.
OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the 38-year-old man had been sent to the Jalan Perak psychiatric hospital for observation.