A few days ago, a man narrowly escaped grave danger when a robber almost broke into his house. The incident, which took place at Taman Tasek Indra in Perak, was caught on the CCTV (closed-circuit television). The footage went viral only recently on TikTok.
The clip was uploaded by a TikTok user, @kakyong_legacy, and it has since received more than a hundred thousand views and three thousand likes. It showed the helmet-clad robber attempting to barge into the house through the front door. He was also armed with a machete.
As luck would have it, the robber slipped on the front-door floor mat clumsily. It gave the homeowner ample time to shut the door in the robber’s face and locked it in time, preventing him from entering the house by a hair’s breadth.
According to Ipoh OCPD (Officer in-Charge Police District) Yahaya Hassan, the case occurred on 5th August at around 6:04am. Meanwhile, netizens also quickly took notice of the video, and commented on the incident on the post.
Most netizens expressed their genuine worries for the owner of the house and left a few heartwarming remarks regarding the homeowner’s floor mat. They wrote, “The floor mat is a saviour,” “The floor mat is the owner’s hero, so please take good care of your mats,” and “This is a reminder for us too. We cannot get distracted.”