PETALING JAYA: A scrap metal collector was arrested by police yesterday for assaulting his wife after she scolded him for bringing a prostitute home.
The 58-year-old suspect, from Taman Sri Sentosa, Klang, had also made a parang towards her, Kosmo reported.
South Klang police chief Shamsul Amar Ramli said the couple, who had been married for 27 years, got into an argument on Saturday after the suspect brought the prostitute home.
“He then admitted that he had previously had sex with a prostitute. He then lost restraint and hit his wife in the face.
“It simply came to our notice then. The victim fled the scene as she feared for her safety, ”the Malay reported daily to Shamsul.
The victim, 60, filed a police report the same day and the suspect was nabbed at 5pm yesterday, he added.
Shamsul said the suspect had 21 prior arrests, including for armed robbery, theft and drug-related offenses.
“The suspect was remanded in custody for two days to facilitate investigations for causing injury and criminal intimidation.”