Road-bully cabby reported to police for slapping female driver in KL

A 26-year-old woman has alleged that she was slapped by a taxi driver, in the second case of road bullying reported this week. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
A 26-year-old woman has alleged that she was slapped by a taxi driver, in the second case of road bullying reported this week. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - A 26-year-old woman has alleged that she was slapped by a taxi driver, in the second case of road bullying reported this week.

According to her report lodged at a Kuala Lumpur police station, the woman said the incident occurred when she was driving Jalan Angsoka, not far from Bukit Bintang, at 7.40am on Monday.

She said two cars were parked on both sides of the road and when she drove ahead, a taxi suddenly drove in front of her.

The taxi driver honked at her and when she refused to move her vehicle, he allegedly rammed her car. The taxi driver then came out of his vehicle and slapped her.

"He slapped my left and right cheek. I tried to fight back but I couldn't because he was a man. I suffered injuries to my left and right cheeks due to being slapped and pinched," she said in the report.

Her car was damaged on the front bonnet and bumper.

This is the second road-bullying incident reported this week.

On Monday, images of a road bully spitting on the windscreen of a woman's car and damaging her wiper went viral on social media.

She had honked at him for repeatedly changing lanes.

The man apparently became angry and stopped his vehicle in the middle of the inner lane.

He then casually walked to the victim's car, drew his face close to the windscreen and showed his tongue at the driver before spitting.

Not satisfied, he then broke the wiper and damaged the side mirror.

As he did this, the woman captured his rage on her smartphone.

The victim shared 15 images on her Facebook page and gave an account of the suspect's acts, which sparked furious reactions from netizens.

The 58-year-old man has since been arrested. The case is under investigation by the police.