PETALING JAYA - Wanting to patch things up with her husband after he left their home near here following a misunderstanding, a woman asked her relatives to bring him back to discuss their differences in private.
Her plan had the exact opposite effect after the Datuk Seri husband refused to come home when his wife's relatives tracked him down to a restaurant in Taman Sri Manja yesterday afternoon.
When the wife's relatives tried to coax him into their care, the man started kicking and screaming, causing a brief scuffle between them.
Thinking that the man was being abducted, somebody recorded the whole incident and uploaded it on social media.
The one-minute recording soon became viral, with netizens urging the police to act.
Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said that soon after, they managed to contact the 53-year-old supposed victim and confirmed that he was safe.
"His wife wanted to bring him home so that they could settle their differences. To avoid a public scene, she asked four of her relatives to find and bring him home," he said.
ACP Azmi said complainants reported that they saw four men engaged in a scuffle with the "victim" outside a restaurant here, before dragging him into their silver Honda City car and driving off at about 11.40am.
The video of the "abduction" which went viral on social media saw the four relatives at first trying to gently get the man into their car. The man, however, refused, waving his hands and trying to free himself.
There was a brief scuffle before the men grabbed the Datuk Seri by his legs and arms and carried the protesting man into the car before speeding off.