Petaling Street stripping incident: Cops nab woman, confirms she is local

A woman stripped after being confronted by a chicken rice seller who demanded payment at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, April 24, 2015. — YouTube videograb
A woman stripped after being confronted by a chicken rice seller who demanded payment at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, April 24, 2015. — YouTube videograb

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — The police today arrested a woman believed to the person in a viral video that depicted a woman going topless during an altercation in Petaling Street.

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said the woman was detained at a hotel along Jalan Sultan during a pre-dawn investigation of the incident.

“Guided by the clerk at the counter we went to the first floor and went to a room and knocked on the door which was opened by one female from Sabah,” Zainol said in a statement.

“We asked her to provide her identification documents but she failed to do so. She provided her details orally,” he added.

Zainol said during the arrest, the woman appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was ordered to undergo a urine test.

Police are currently probing her background and expect to charge her on Monday.

Yesterday, it was reported that a woman had removed her blouse and bra in the centre of the Petaling Street tourist hotspot, allegedly to avoid paying a RM18 bill for her meal.

It was reported that the woman and her male companion, initially reported to be foreigners, ate two plates of chicken rice and attempted to leave without paying, prompting the restaurant operator to try and stop her.

In a video that surfaced on YouTube several hours after the bizarre incident, the woman was seen arguing with an individual believed to be the restaurant operator.

The woman was heard telling the latter not to touch her, also insisting that she had paid.

“What is your problem? I paid everything. I already put the money there,” she said in the brief video that lasted less than two minutes.

She then started stripping off and went completely topless as she taunted the latter, crying out “Shame on you”.

In one of the links to the video, YouTube said it has taken down the recording for violating its policy against nudity or sexual content.

A censored version of the video is, however, still available online.

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