Man who threw bricks from overhead bridges caught

Man who threw bricks from overhead bridges caught

MALAYSIA - The man who allegedly threw bricks and debris at passing vehicles from overhead bridges in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Cheras has been caught.

The suspect, a 43-year-old cabby, said "stress" caused him to commit the acts of mischief, The Star reported.

"The man claimed the brick throwing was a stress reliever, said Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohan Singh on Tuesday.

"We do not believe he did so in order to gain customers for his taxi," he said adding that the arrest was possible after a tip-off.

Earlier this month, China Press reported that cars were hit by bricks or stones near Taman Connaught in Cheras.

It also reported that there were three similar incidents bet ween 1pm and 6pm on July 30.

The latest incident was posted on the Malaysian Crime Awareness Campaign's Facebook page last Friday, The Star reported.

Ms Ivy Leong recalled driving towards Petaling Jaya on the East-West Link Highway near Taman Connaught in Cheras at 4pm that day when the incident took place.

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