Paranoid behaviour lands man in custody

KUALA LUMPUR - Police were called to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan here after the odd behaviour of a man sparked fears that he was trying to commit suicide.

It turned out that he believed he was being tailed and was trying to evade his pursuers.

Thinking he had been cornered, he hid behind a pillar as a last resort.

Apparently the man, a car repossessor, had a vivid imagination and curious on-lookers thought he was going to attempt suicide.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Chong Kok Sin said the incident occurred early yesterday morning.

"The 38-year-old man thought he was being followed by a group of men at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.

"He had repossessed a Proton Perdana in Kuantan recently and instead of surrendering it to the bank, he used the car," ACP Chong said, adding that the man thought the car owner was seeking revenge.

"When police arrived, the man was willingly taken into custody as he believed he was safe.

"Our investigations revealed he was not being tailed," ACP Chong said, adding that police handed the man to Hospital Kuala Lumpur's psychiatric unit for observation.

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