TAKING cue from the video reels posted on social media, a 22-year-old lad managed to get even with a motorcycle-riding tandem of snatchers who forcibly took his phone along the Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas City.
Instead of “crying over the spilled milk,” the victim drove away in the suspects’ motorcycle, according to Las Piñas police chief Col. Jaime Santos in a video posted on Facebook.
While Santos expressed admiration for the victim’s ability to maintain composure during the heist, the police officer warned the public of exercising caution when imitating actions they see on social media, especially if it involves criminal activities.
The victim whom Santos referred to as “Mark” allegedly took the motorcycle keys of the suspects during a scuffle.
“Nilapitan daw siya ng isang babaeng nag-aalok ng escort service. Nung tanggihan niya, sumulpot yung dalawang nakamotor na pilit kinuha yung cellphone niya,” Santos said in the video which has garnered six million views on top of the 76,000 shares.
The Las Piñas top cop said the victim admitted resorting to actions which he saw on Tiktok – a move which he said is a big no-no, even as he appealed for others to shun the idea of replicating the same action if caught in a similar situation.
“One hundred percent no-no kasi ilalagay mo na ang buhay mo sa kapahamakan. Hindi naman nanghoholdap ang tao nang walang armas. The least is meron 'yang patalim,” he said.
“Ang Tiktok ay parang myth, kwento lang 'yan para kumuha ng likers pero hindi 'yan applicable talaga sa totoong buhay dahil 'yan ay walang matibay na basehan. For entertainment purposes,” he added.
When sought for an update, Santos said that they have already identified the suspects who are now being hunted down by a tracking team.
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