Even if you’re the safest driver on the road, there’s one thing for sure:
If you see a police car chasing after you, you’d probably panic to a certain extent.
But… What if it’s a fake police car?
And while this scenario might seem like something that’d only occur in your wildest dreams, spoiler alert:
It actually happened in real life.
Just yesterday (5 June), SG Road Vigilante – SGRV uploaded the following video.
The 26-second-long clip showed a car with the window of the front passenger seat wound down.
The passenger was holding up a blinking blue light and held it near the roof of the car, making the car look like a police vehicle from a distance.
The video with the exact same caption was also uploaded on Freeman Gan WT’s Facebook account; Mr Gan wrote in his Facebook post that he was the one who encountered such a sight.
In the video’s caption, Mr Gan explained that he was driving his friend from Singapore to Genting Highlands during the early hours of Monday (5 June) at around 5.40 am.
He was driving along the North-South Highway along Kulai in Johor Bahru at that time.
At around the 27km mark of the highway, he noticed the car in the video was driving behind his vehicle.
“When I sped up, the car sped up. When I slowed down, the car followed suit as well,” Mr Gan wrote in Chinese.
He added that he initially did not think much of it and decided to continue driving forth.
However, the car soon caught up with him at around the 37km mark of the highway.
At that point, Mr Gan noticed a flashing blue light near the roof of the car.
He initially thought that it was a police car and intended to stop his car at the side.
Soon Realised that The Police Car Was Probably Fake, Started Speeding to Not Let the Fake Police Car Catch Up
However, Mr Gan thought about how the car had been following him for around 10km of his journey without forcefully getting him to stop; this made him realise that something was amiss.
He then deduced that the car was probably a fake police car before telling his friend in the car to buckle up and sit tight.
“At that point in time, I could only launch into a ‘race’ with the car and try to not let it get in front of me,” Mr Gan recalled in his Facebook post.
Called the Police, Police Told Them Not to Stop
While racing the car, Mr Gan called the police to inform them of the situation.
After asking for Mr Gan’s location, the police officer advised him not to stop driving.
The officer even told Mr Gan to drive to the nearest police station if the fake police car continued to follow him.
Thankfully, Mr Gan saw that the car was no longer following him at around the 71km mark of the highway.
“If you encounter a ‘police officer’ who tries to get you to stop driving when they are not in a police car, assess the situation before deciding whether to stop your car or not. It’s best if you go directly to the nearest police station,” Mr Gan concluded.
In Mr Gan’s latest Facebook post at 1.50 am today (6 June), he thanked everyone for their concern and revealed that he has since filed a police report.
Kulai Police Chief Has Responded
In a recent update yesterday (5 June), Kulai’s Police Chief announced that the local police are aware of the incident.
The chief, Superintendent Yusof Othman, mentioned that the incident had apparently happened around the 41.5km mark along the North-South Highway, which is next to the Sedenak toll plaza exit in Kulai.
He added that three men are suspected to be involved in this incident.
As of now, their nationalities are unknown.
They were also wearing masks during the incident.
Just today (6 June) afternoon, Malaysian politician Wong Bor Yang shared on his Facebook page that the Kulai police have since managed to nab two of the suspects.
If the suspects are guilty under the penal code, they may face up to two years’ imprisonment, a fine or both.
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