MALACCA - A teenager has landed himself in trouble for attempting to molest a woman who is 31 years older than him.
The 18-year-old is a regular customer of a hair salon managed by the 49-year-old beautician from Paya Rumput here.
The incident allegedly happened on Wednesday afternoon, when the teen went to visit the outlet.
Businessman David Tan, 53, said the teenager was often seen patronising the hair salon.
Tan said he heard the victim screaming from her shop and she was in fright when the other shopkeepers ran to her aid.
"She told us that her customer was rough on her and wanted to pull down her pants but she managed to fend him of by biting his right thumb before fleeing from the shop," he said.
Tan said he was told the teenager had first requested the victim to use her salon's toilet to answer nature's call.
"From the information gathered from the victim, the teenager had called out the latter's name on the pretext of helping him to stop an overflowing pipe in the toilet.
"However, when she entered the toilet to fix the problem, the teenager grabbed her from the back and attempted to undress her," he said.
Based on the police report lodged by the victim at Tanjung Minyak police station at 8pm, she alleged that the perpetrator was aggressive and that she managed to free herself from his clutches by biting hard on his thumb before locking him in the toilet.
Tan said a team of police officers from Melaka Tengah arrived at the scene at 7pm on the same day an arrested the teenager, who was still trapped inside.