Petaling Street 'stripper' was meth user, police say

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 27 — The woman who went topless to avoid paying for her food at a stall in Petaling Street was found to have traces of methamphetamine in her system, according to the police.

The woman was subjected to a drug test after she was arrested at hotel on Saturday, with police previously saying that she appeared under the influence of narcotics.

“A urine test was conducted on the suspect who was detained following a report of public indecency under Section 509 of the Penal Code, and her urine tested positive for methamphetamine,” Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah was quoted as saying by The Star today.

Police had earlier confirmed she was a local woman of Kadazandusun descent, and not a foreigner as previously claimed.

The woman was recorded in a video that showed her removing her blouse and bra in the centre of the Petaling Street tourist hotspot, allegedly to avoid paying a RM18 bill for her meal.

In a video that surfaced on YouTube several hours after the bizarre incident last week, 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.