- A video of a policeman arguing with citizens in Mariveles, Bataan after beating up an old man has gone viral
- The policeman can also be seen kicking the old man while unconscious
- The identities of both the suspect and the victim remain unknown
A video showing a man – who claims he is a policeman – arguing with citizens on the street for beating up a defenseless old man has gone viral, with the online community expressing their outrage over the actions of the cop.
“D naman po porket PULIS mananakit na kau ng taong walang kalaban laban.. My batas po tau,” a netizen said.
(Being a police does not give one a right to beat up helpless people. We have laws against this.)
According to the person who shared the video, the incident took place in Mariveles, Bataan on July 11, Monday, at around 4 p.m.
The policeman in civilian clothes – wearing a cap and a red, blue and white jacket – can be seen in the video walking around, acting tough, and shouting at the citizens and some of the old man’s family members on the street.
The family members and the citizens tried to keep the deranged man away from the unconscious old man on the ground. But when the suspect got near the victim, he kicked the helpless man once again. This prompted the people to push the cop away.
Some of the citizens on the scene suspected that the man was not really a cop since he was wearing civilian clothing. However, there is also a possibility that the cop was just off-duty during the time of the incident.
The witnesses in the crowd could also be heard saying that the policeman beat up and kicked the old man which caused him to collapse. Fortunately, the old man can be seen towards the end of the video finally waking up. However, the frail man needed assistance in standing up and walking away from the scene.
As of this moment, nobody knows for sure the identities of the people involved or what happened afterwards.