Vehicle and wall damaged in police car chase drama

KUALA LUMPUR - Driver Mahrus Safie had always parked his car in front of his home in Taman Batu, Jinjang.

However, the only time in 14 years he decided to park at the junction of his street proved to be a costly mistake when his car was rammed by another car that was being chased by police.

"There was no space to park other than at the junction. I sometimes park my car at the side lane but not this time," he said.

Mahrus, 48, said there were other cars parked at the junction but only his car was damaged.

"I had just repainted my car two months ago for RM1,800 (S$695). My insurance company told me it may not be able to pay for the damage," Mahrus told reporters at a press conference organised by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

Home owner Lee Swi Bon, 58, said he was jolted from his sleep by the crash that knocked down part of his perimeter wall.

"I peered out the window and saw police cars outside my house and some officers were detaining some people," he said.

Police arrested two men, aged 40 and 27, at 4.30am after the duo crashed their car into Mahrus' car, that in turn rammed into Lee's wall.

The car driven by the suspects was reported stolen in Sri Damansara.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said both men had criminal records.