Woman confronts man for 'choping' parking space, he gives the thumbs up and tries to laugh it off

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She was not amused

A woman confronted a man for "choping" a parking space at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur and he gave her the thumbs up.

She posted an over-two-minute video of the encounter on TikTok under the user name "life shenanigans" with the caption: "Wah still got people like this in 2023 ah."

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In the video, a bespectacled man in a red T-shirt and black shorts can be seen standing in front of an empty parking lot with his arms crossed and a female companion wearing a mask standing nearby.

The woman confronting him cannot be seen in the video, but she can be heard saying: "Serious, chope parking ah? Really? Really, bro? Bro, really?"

He gave her a sort of half smile and a quick thumbs up in response.

She said: "Chope parking, seriously."

He tried to dismiss her with a laugh and said: "My car is actually just there."

She replied: "Yah, your car is actually just there, but it's not there."

He then tried to ignore her and started looking at his phone.

She said: "Bro, I know you want to go Matta Fair. I also want to go Matta Fair, but cannot like this lah, bro."

The Matta Fair was a travel fair held at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre from March 17 to 19.

As the two continued arguing, the man would still smile and attempted to reason with the woman but did not move from his spot.

He would try ignoring her, but she kept admonishing him until he attempted to laugh it off once more and said: "You're making such a big deal..."

She cut in: "It is a big deal because everyone is trying to wait for parking legally, you know? Malaysia cannot like this."

After more arguing, the woman appeared to finally give up and said to him before the video ends: "I hope you have good karma, bro. I really hope you have a good day."

Since it was uploaded on March 18, the video has more than 580,000 views on TikTok.

According to The New Straits Times, Malaysian police have stated that what the man did is an offence which carries a fine of up to RM2,000 (S$600), or up to six months in jail. Repeat offenders get a fine of up to RM4,000, and/or up to 12 months in jail.

One netizen asked in the comment section of the video: "Is he Singaporean?"

While Stomp has reported numerous incidents in Singapore where people attempted to reserve a parking lot by standing in it, that does not necessarily mean that only Singaporeans do it.