Saturday, May 23, 2009

City in Danger?

Another email came in depicting terrifying situation where crime almost happened. This time at a shopping centre car park.

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I would like to share a life saving incident that all our loved ones needs to be aware.

Last Saturday, 11th April 2009, my girlfriend and I were in Mid Valley “The Gardens” for a movie. We finished around 8.40pm. I had parked my car just right above the ‘GSC Signature Cinema’ on the 5th floor. As we were getting into our car, we realized that the parking fee had not been paid. We decided to stop by the Auto pay station on the lower parking level to do the payment.

We drove 2 floors down and couldn't locate the Auto Pay Station. We decided to park our car at 2nd floor wondering if there should be a pay station in the mall at the lobby area. My girlfriend decided to wait in the car as she was on the phone. I was walking into the mall looking for an Auto Pay Station, failing to find one, I decided to walk 1 floor down. About minutes time, my girlfriend called me on my mobile phone and she sounded terrified. She was shouting for help. She told me that there is a guy who is trying to get into the car. The guy was trying to get into the car very calmly, pretending getting into his own car. He failed to open and refuses to continue trying as he noticed that she was on the phone calling for help. Luckily, she had locked the door just right after I got out earlier. I run up as quickly as possible to reach her.

The moment I reached to the parking area, I saw the guy walking away slowly from the car. He was walking towards the ramp heading to the upper level. As I ran up the ramp, though I could still see him I realized that I was running away from my car again. It could be teamwork just to divert my presence from my car. I got back to my girlfriend quickly to calm her down.

We made an official report to the Mid Valley security management to investigate on the CCTV. It was a lesson learned for us to be more careful in the parking zones. I’m happy that my girlfriend is still here with me today. Please be watchful in parking zones.

Tips that we should be aware - Never leave valuable items or your family members alone in the car at parking location.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Remmy Anderson

Tags:
The Gardens, Gardens Car Park, GSC Signature Cinema, Auto Pay Station, CCTV, Mid Valley Security

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12 Comments:

Blogger Blackie007 said...

Gosh! The city is definitely not safe anymore, what with the LRT incident and now this, at Mid Valley.

I think we should tell everyone we know to remember to lock the car doors if we were sitting inside waiting for our hubbies or boyfriends to whatever it is they had to do.

23 May, 2009 23:11  
Blogger fufu said...

very bad security!! thailand indonesia vietnam and even cambodia do better than malaysia!!!! shame on the polis diraja malaysia

24 May, 2009 09:42  
Blogger WanWan said...

my sister always remind me to lock the door soon after i'm in the car.. I'm driver.. but always forget to lock car..
Becareful and Be alert...

24 May, 2009 10:23  
Blogger -EdwiN- said...

everywhere is unsafe nowadays, even at home...sigh
y would these desperate ppl willing to commit such crimes

24 May, 2009 12:11  
Blogger foongpc said...

Why did the person need to look for auto pay station in The Gardens? He can just drive down to the exit and pay at the payment booth there!

But it's a good lesson for us all to learn. Must be careful with our surroundings especially in parking areas although I think The Gardens parking lot is very safe and fully lit unlike a lot of other shopping malls in KL.

25 May, 2009 01:04  
Blogger Kev said...

Lessons to be learnt: firstly, be wary of your surroundings in secluded places (even public places are not safe). Secondly, lock your car & wind up the windows if you're alone and waiting for someone.

Yes, crime in the city is getting from bad to worse. What are the cops doing? Well, they're busy arresting demonstrators and those listening to illegal talks... not enough personnel to go around? Hmm, I seriously doubt.

27 May, 2009 14:14  
Blogger Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Why is this post labeled Tragedy?
Nothing happened also.

Johnny, Johnny ;)

29 May, 2009 23:37  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

blackie - most people take things for granted and hopefully by disseminating such news, more people will realise

fufu - yeah, i know that even bangkok has very low crime late, not counting those underworld

wanwan - u have to do so. make it a habit as if it was like wearing a seatbelt. its always the time where we let our guards down, that's the time it cld happen

edwin - times are not good and lots of them cld be those unskilled foreign workers who are out of jobs

foong - maybe he's new to that place

kev - yeah, we need to be more careful. no need to panic but like what u said, be more wary

gorgeous eve - its tragedy in a sense that there was an 'almost' event. as a matter of fact, its already a tragedy for kl to see such a thing to happen

30 May, 2009 17:43  
Blogger Raoul said...

My girlfriend always insists I lock the door but I often wave it off as paranoia...

Learning my lesson!

31 May, 2009 13:05  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

raoul - people just have to learn to lock their cars immediately upon entering it

06 June, 2009 22:54  
Anonymous iriene said...

We shld remind each other to lock car at all times.
Tks for sharing, take care.
Do drop by when u r online, tks!

04 July, 2009 00:38  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

iriene - yeah, u'll never so we don't take safety for granted for any seconds

04 July, 2009 05:50  

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