- An alert taxi driver was able to foil an attempted robbery against him because of his quick thinking
- In a report by GMA News, the taxi driver, Jessie Mejulio, narrated how he picked up passengers who turned out to have evil intentions against him
- Mejulio said that the passengers acted like normal individuals until a few moments later when they declared the robbery
- The quick-witted driver did not panic and maneuvered the vehicle in a way that he believed would frustrate the robbery attempt on him
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An alert taxi driver was able to avoid what could have become a tragic robbery incident through his quick thinking.
Taxi driver Jessie Mejulio narrated to GMA News how he picked up his passengers who later turned out to have evil intentions against him.
Mejulio said he did not notice anything peculiar about the passengers, whom he picked up around midnight at the Monumento area in Caloocan City.
They asked to be taken to Pasay City.
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At about past midnight, Mejulio said his passengers asked him if he had change for P1,000.
“Pagkalagpas namin ng Avenida, nasa Abad Santos na kami bago mag Solis, ‘yun nagtanong na sila kung may panukli ako sa P1,000. Sabi ko meron na pero P500 mahigit lang yung pera ko dyan,” Mejulio said.
Immediately after this, his passengers asked him to make a right and declared the robbery as soon as they arrived at the Abad Santos area.
“Bigla nila akong pinakanan,” the taxi driver said.
Instead of panicking, Mejulio checked the area and noticed a one-way street and drove right into it to get the attention of cops near the location.
Stopping right next to policemen, the taxi driver quickly got out of the vehicle and told the policemen a robbery is in progress.
The alert police officers immediately surrounded the vehicle and were able to arrest the suspects, whom they later identified as Ryan Medina and Glenn Mark Evasco.
The cops, in a later interview, said it is a ‘modus operandi’ of the would-be robbers to ask the driver if he had change for a particular bill.
When asked why they decided to rob the taxi driver, one of the suspects apologized, saying they have no more money at home.
“Dahil po gipit kami sa bahay, pasensya na po sorry po sa nagawa namin,” Medina said.
His cohort, Evasco, echoed him and also apologized.
“Pasensya na po ‘tay sa nagawa namin sa inyo,” Evasco said.
The police is set to file robbery charges and illegal possession of firearms against the suspects.
Incidents like a foiled robbery often go viral. These are situations that would interest a lot of people due to their significance to one's daily living.
Viral stories like these often catch the attention of those who frequent social media. Some of the stories, however, are not good news. Among such viral stories was that of the case of Jonel Nuezca, a police officer who shot an elderly and her son. It started from an altercation over a property dispute. The police officer was arrested and languished in jail. Later, he was sentenced and eventually, he died while being incarcerated. the case of Nuezca was among the hottest issues on social media for quite a long time.
Another story that has gotten the attention of many social media users was the case of Jang Lucero. She was a beautiful lady Grab driver who was found dead in her car. The injuries that she sustained denoted that she underwent suffering. Justice was somewhat elusive for Jang and her family back then.