A man in Pontian, Johor made a fake police report that he had been robbed by two men on Tuesday morning (3 December) simply because he was having financial difficulties.
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In the report, the man stated that he was threatened with a knife until he handed over RM300 in cash and his watch.
Chief of the Pontian Police district, Supt. Mohammad Shofee Tayib said the 30-year-old man filed a police report claiming that he was robbed by two men on Jalan Parit Kassim. He stated that he was the target of a knife attack, which then the two men fled with RM300 in cash and his watch.
However, after investigation, the police found out that the report was fake and that the complainant was later detained by police.
Kosmo reported that the complainant has been facing financial difficulties and has been ignoring his wife’s requests for money. He also failed to provide the exact location of the incident.
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His report has since gone viral on Facebook as netizens tried to help the police find the two robbers.
Aiyo! Please don’t do this, guys!
In Malaysia, a person who lodges a false police report, if charged in the first place, and if convicted, may face imprisonment up to six months or fine of RM2,000 or both.