Trisikad driver nabbed for alleged bomb joke

By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol September 12,2016 - 01:55 PM

station2A 19-year-old trisikad driver was arrested by police past 11 a.m. on Monday for allegedly making a bomb joke inside a mall along B. Rodriguez Street, Cebu City.

Carl John Sacal, a resident of Brgy. Sambag 2 in Cebu City, allegedly took a circular bluetooth speaker from his pants’ pocket, showed it to the security guard at the mall’s entrance, and said “Nara o nagdala kog bomba. (Look, I’m bringing a bomb).”

He was immediately brought by the guard to the security office.

The head security guard of City Soho Mall called a policeman who arrested the suspect.

The incident happened three days after a woman was arrested for allegedly making a bomb joke in another mall in uptown Cebu City. Charges for violating Presidential Decree 1727 or commonly known as the Bomb Joke Law.

Sacal denined making a bomb joke, saying he discreetly told his companion that he would leave his bluetooth speaker at the mall’s entrance because the security guard might think he had a bomb in his pocket.

“I know making a bomb joke is prohibited. I won’t make anything like that,” he said.

Sacal was detained at the detention cell of the Fuente Police Station pending the filing of charges against him.

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