By R.S.N. Murali and Shahril Che Wan
KUALA TERENGGANU: The reign of a flasher, nicknamed Ahmad Penunjuk, who stalked and harassed women ended when he was caught by outraged residents at the Air Jernih Flats here.
Ahmad Penunjuk (Flasher Ahmad), 21, who was nabbed on Saturday night, earned his nickname after leaving a note saying "Ahmad was here", each time he exposed his private parts.
He also masturbated before his victims.
He was first sighted by a 21-year-old college student at Jalan Petani in April and since then several women, regardless of age, have fallen prey to him.
A team, including incensed husbands, went all out to track him down after he exposed his private parts to their wives.
His modus operandi was to appear at the doorstep when women were home alone.
Several victims told The Star that Flasher Ahmad would ring their door bells and they would be shocked by the sight of a naked man masturbating outside.
One of the victims who wanted to be identified as "Aunty Goh" said she was startled to see him standing naked from the waist down.
"I thought there was a visitor outside but it was a young man performing repulsive acts in front of me. I shouted, telling him that I was a 67-year-old mother and would not get aroused by seeing him naked before slamming the door," she said when met yesterday.
Another victim, Teo Chin, 64, said he appeared while she was walking home after buying groceries late in the evening sometime in May.
"The sick man was exposing himself to an old woman like me," she said. "He probably thought I would get excited. I have been married for 33 years and have seen enough. He should have spared elderly women like me."
On Saturday, the team tracked the suspected flasher from Kampung Banggul Lilih, Manir, to the home of two women after he reappeared at the flats at about 9.35pm,
Team leader, Chong Wee Keong, 36, said five of them surrounded the man and made a citizen's arrest. -The Star/Asia News Network