Man riding bicycle to work arrested after dropping mask to drink water due to exhaustion

Man riding bicycle to work arrested after dropping mask to drink water due to exhaustion

- A man riding his bicycle from Montalban to Mandaluyong was arrested after he paused, dropped his mask to drink water as he was already so tired

- He said that he was surprised when he was arrested without any warning just because he dropped his mask

- He was also made to pay P1,000 fine, was made to ride on the mobile and his bicycle was left in the park

- Worse, they took a picture of him with a sign, in different angles, making him feel as if he had committed a very huge crime

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A worker who would ride his bicycle from Montalban to Mandaluyong lamented how he was arrested after he dropped his mask to drink water.

According to News5, the guy was arrested, was asked to board the mobile, his bicycle left at the park, and was made to pay P1,000 fine.

"Para akong holdaper o r@pist na pinicturan pa ako na may hawak na karatula na nakatagilid at nakaharap. Feeling ko sobrang laki ng kaso ko, binaba ko lang facemask ko para uminom pero hinuli agad ako ng walang warning at pinasakay agad ako sa mobile at pinaiwan 'yung bike ko sa park."

Man riding bicycle to work arrested after dropping mask to drink water due to exhaustion
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Source: UGC

He appealed to those who arrested him as per News5 in the manner below:

"Wag kayong gahaman. Sana magtulungan tayo, hindi 'yung manggugulang ng tao dahil pandemic ngayon. At 'yung 1k na hiningi niyo sa akin, mahirap hanapin 'yan lalo na't walang-wala kami ngayon dahil sa pandemic. Pang bigas na rin 'yang 1k na 'yan."

The narration was posted on News5 and photos were that of Michael Manansala.

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The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.

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