KUALA LUMPUR - A woman who has been terrorising her neighbours for several years has been arrested by police.
The woman had allegedly been very confrontational with her neighbours in Wangsa Maju and eight police reports had been lodged against her.
One of the neighbours, who only wanted to be known as Tan, 58, said the woman had been that way since she moved into the neighbourhood more than six years ago.
"She sprayed water on my late wife, followed her around and even spat on her.
"She shattered my car windows with marbles and also damaged two other cars belonging to my family," he said, adding that on Monday, the woman smeared paint all over a Perodua Myvi belonging to his son's girlfriend.
Tan said he had no idea why the woman was acting in such a way.
"She constantly hurls vulgarities at us," he said, adding that he lodged a police report about the incident on Monday.
Acting Wangsa Maju OCPD Deputy Supt A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said police were forced to step in after the latest incident.
"We were alerted after a police report was lodged that the car had been smeared with red and black paint.
"The woman had also broken the porch lights and some flower pots in front of her neighbour's house," he said when contacted yesterday.
DSP Asmadi said this latest incident was recorded on video by another neighbour.
"We sent police personnel to the woman's house at around 4.30pm on the same day.
"They rang the door bell several times but the woman simply ignored them," he said, adding that the policemen then climbed over the gate and knocked on the door.
He said that the woman answered the door screaming at the policemen.
"She refused to cooperate with my personnel and asked them to wait for her brother-in-law to come over," he said, adding that the man came about half an hour later and told the woman to open the gate.
DSP Asmadi said that the 46-year-old woman was arrested shortly after.
He added that the woman had no record of mental illness.
"We have remanded the woman to facilitate further investigations. We will be sending her for a psychological evaluation," he said.
Another neighbour named Ranur Gathevi, 49, said that she was afraid for the safety of her family due to the woman's aggressive actions.
"I'm afraid she may get more aggressive once she is released from police custody," she said.