BUTTERWORTH, Malaysia - Police have detained a man for allegedly abducting a 29-year-old woman who refused to be in a relationship with him.
The 27-year-old man staked out a hypermarket in Bertam where she worked and waited for her to clock out on Sunday night, said North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor.
In front of her colleagues, he pushed her into his car and fled.
Video footage being circulated on social media, believed to have been taken by a colleague, shows the car speeding away from the hypermarket.
Exiting the hypermarket, it almost knocks down someone crossing the road and can be heard hitting something that is not visible in the video.
Neither does it slow down for a speed bump.
"The suspect drove the woman to a secluded market area in Tasek Gelugor and locked her in the car with hands tied behind her back," said ACP Noorzainy.
"However, she managed to break free after about 20 minutes.
"She was then taken to Pantai Bersih in Butterworth, where the suspect's brother confronted the man," he added.
The suspect surrendered himself at about 4.30am yesterday after his brother persuaded him to do so, he said.
"The suspect has a record of doing drugs. A similar incident had occurred between the suspect and the woman before but it was settled amicably," said ACP Noorzainy.
The case is being investigated under Section 365 of the Penal Code for kidnapping/abduction with intention to wrongfully confine a person.