PETALING JAYA: A scrap metal collector was arrested by the police yesterday for assaulting his wife after scolding him for bringing a prostitute into the house.
The 58-year-old suspect from Klang, Taman Sri Sentosa also waved a phrase at him, Kosmo reported.
South Klang police chief Shamsul Amar Ramli said the couple, who have been married for 27 years, had an argument on Saturday after the suspect brought a prostitute home.
“Then he admitted to having sex with a prostitute before. He then lost his temper and hit his wife in the face.
“Then she pointed at him with a phrase. The victim fled the scene because he feared for his safety,” he said.
The 60-year-old victim filed a police complaint the same day, and the suspect was apprehended at 5 pm yesterday.
Shamsul said the suspect had 21 arrests, including for armed robbery, theft and drug-related offenses.
“The suspect was detained for two days to facilitate investigations for injury and criminal intimidation.”