JOHOR BARU - An alert woman managed to save her eight-year-old son from being abducted outside his school in Plentong here.
The 41-year-old housewife took her son to school at around noon several days ago.
However, just as the son was waving goodbye to his mother while entering the school compound, a car with two men inside suddenly pulled up.
One of them attempted to strike up a conversation with the boy.
The woman, suspecting something amiss, immediately called out to her son to run towards her car just as one of the men made a grab for him.
Holding onto her son's hand tightly, the woman screamed at the top of her lungs - and the men fled. She immediately lodged a police report.
Sri Alam OCPD Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said investigation was ongoing, but declined to elaborate.
In another case, the police are investigating a case of torched motorcycles near Kotaraya in the city as "mischief".
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said three motorcycles were destroyed in the fire.
He urged those with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999.