- A 91-year-old man was seen carrying more than P1.5 million along EDSA
- By standers started crowding around the old man who was carrying pesos and dollars on his hands and pockets
- According to the old man, he was supposed to bet in a cock fight
Bystanders started crowding around a 91-year-old man who was spotted carrying more than P1.5M pesos along EDSA, Mandaluyong City on Monday.
According to police report, the old man was seen roaming around by patrolling police in Barangay Barangka Ilaya as people gathered around him at around 5:30 p.m.
The man was carrying a huge amount of pesos and dollars while some are inside the pockets of his pants.
Almost 300 pieces of dollar bills worth P1.3 million and peso bills worth P276,000 were carried by the old man as he was freely roaming along the street.
According to the old man, he was about to bet on a cock fight, the reason why he brought such amount of money, yet some of his statements are not clear and inconsistent.
He was later brought to the barangay hall for identification and for the auditing of the money he was carrying.
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A licence and a senior citizen ID was found with him and officials contacted one of his children. He was later turned over to his family and asked to keep his identity private.