Lina Teoh's terrifying road bully experience

Lina Teoh's terrifying road bully encounter set alarm bells off on social networking sites yesterday. Lina Teoh became the second runner-up at the Miss World contest in 1998.

The ordeal, narrated through a status update on her Facebook page, received close to 2,000 shares since she posted it on Monday, creating buzz and sprouting numerous discussions on the rising level of crime in the capital city.

Teoh, who is also an actress and documentary producer, said the incident took place at 10.30am on Monday as she was coming out of the normally crowded roundabout at Jalan Duta to head towards Jalan Kuching.

"A motorbike hit the front of my car from the left. As I was driving very slow, almost stationary, the impact was almost nothing but still the motorcyclist fell down and grabbed his leg like he'd been hit and injured, which was impossible because he hardly touched my car!" she said.

The man, she added, then began yelling and demanded that she pay RM300 for damages although it appeared there was no damage to either vehicle.

Lina Teoh

"I had already RM50 on standby to give him in exchange for a peaceful outcome even though it wasn't my fault in the first place and I knew I was being taken for a ride."

"He continued to argue with me saying what about his medical bills, etc even though he had no injury," she said.

Seeing the commotion, a passing motorcyclist stopped and found out what happened from Teoh.

"He said "Ma'am, if it wasn't your fault then you don't have to pay him, just leave"," she said.

But as she walked towards the car, the man followed her and repeatedly asked her for her personal details, including her phone number.

"I suddenly felt more threatened by this new guy than the ranting original guy who hit me! I try to get into my car and he holds open my door trying to stop me from leaving. Thankfully I manage to yank the door shut and drive off!" she said.

Still shaken from the encounter, Teoh said she drove on only to get stuck in another traffic jam at the Putra World Trade Centre exit.

It was at this point that the incident took a more violent twist.

"The first guy who hit me comes from behind and parks his bike in front of my car, gets off and starts screaming at me and hitting my car, trying to break my window."

"I wind down my window slightly and throw some money out to distract him. He hits the back of my car with a huge thick chain as I drive off and I spend the next 5 minutes driving through as many traffic free streets as I can find to escape him."

Teoh said although she was safe and thankful that she managed to escape unhurt, she realised there were some things that she should not have done.

"Firstly, trust no one! As sad as this is to say, today I really believed it :( I didn't think clearly enough about what I should do in this situation. So I share this story with you in hope(s) that you will think about what you would do in my situation and hopefully you will be better prepared than I was."

"Please drive safely ladies and beware of your surroundings :(."


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