Shattered window mystery: 2nd incident in four months and still no explanation

The rear window of the Ong family's four-wheel drive.

KOTA KINABALU - A drive back home turned out to be a frightening experience for a family here when the window of their four-wheel drive suddenly shattered.

This was the second such incident within four months for the family living in Sepanggar Bay, some 15km from the city.

A housewife, who wanted to be identified only as Mrs Ong, said she and her husband and their three children were returning home at about 9.45pm on Friday along the Jalan Tuaran Bypass when they heard a loud bang.

The rear left window of their vehicle had shattered.

"We pulled to the side of the road and called the police," she said, adding that five police personnel arrived at the scene minutes later.

She said the policemen took some photographs and asked them to lodge a report at the nearest station.

Mrs Ong said upon returning home, they cleaned up the vehicle but did not find anything else apart from glass shards.

"We are just thankful that our children (aged between 11 and 17) were not injured by the pieces of glass," she said.

The Friday night incident occurred, according to Mrs Ong, about 2km away along the same trunk road where her family went through a similar incident on Jan 1.

Back then, the rear right window of the vehicle had suddenly shattered while they were heading home.

The family later found a marble inside their car which they believed was the projectile.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Dikun, when contacted, said they would investigate the case.