The harmless prank turned out to be a success. <small> Cover image via Muhd Urabil Alias/Facebook </small>
A man from Terengganu recently went viral for sharing photos of a “ghost” standing on top of a van
On Saturday, 28 March, Muhammad Urabil Alias posted several images of a ghastly figure all dressed in white and jokingly wrote, "Are there any vacancies in RELA or the police department tonight? Bored of sitting all alone."</p> <p>His post has since garnered over 3,400 shares and 1,500 comments.</p>
The 38-year-old revealed that he dressed up as a ghost to scare teens in his area.
He wanted them to stay at home and comply with the Movement Control Order (MCO).
"When I uploaded the photos on Facebook, a lot of people panicked and became scared to leave their houses," he told Harian Metro.
He explained that he just wanted to prank naughty teenagers at Taman Anika Jaya, Kampung Tempurung, so they would stop wandering around during the MCO.
"I just wanted them to follow the restrictions enforced by the government and I think it was a success because a lot of them are now concerned about walking around at night."
The man added that he did not expect a lot of people to think that the photos were real
"Netizens reached out to me and asked whether the photos were real or not. I thought I made it obvious from the light-hearted tone in my post. I was clearly joking, but so many people thought that I was an actual ghost when I was just dressed up as Gandalf," he said.
Urabil also explained that it was his wife who took the photos. He then told Harian Metro that he was sorry in case people found his actions to be too over the top.
He said, “I really didn’t mean to catch this much attention. My wife and I would like to apologise if you think we went too far.”
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