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Otherworldly Spirit or a Spirit from a bottle? Arrested drunk says he was possessed

by Kiko Cueto

AUTHORITIES arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a man and stabbed a police officer in Brgy. UP Campus, Quezon City.

According to the Anonas Police Station the suspect was reportedly drunk when he assaulted a 54-year-old resident of the said barangay. 

Police rushed to the scene after receiving a call from the barangay. 

“Nanghihingi sila ng police assistance kasi mayroon reported incident ng pambubugbog. Lumalabas sa imbestigasyon namin itong matanda ay binubog ng walang dahilan so maaaring sila ay nakainom, napagtripan niya ‘yung matanda,” said Police Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Casiano, Station Commander of Anonas PNP.

Officers of the village tried to pacify the situation between the victim and the suspect, but the latter refused any mediation.

He also shouted invectives at police officers and even challenged them to shoot.

It was here when he stabbed Patrolman Jonathan Orlanes and fled the scene.

“Ipa-pacify po namin siya, dadalhin po namin sa barangay sana eh hindi ko po alam na may dala po siyang patalim bumunot po siya at bigla po niya ako sinaksak. Nasalag ko po kaya dito ako tinamaan sa braso,” said Orlanes.

He was arrested a few hours later and was brought to the police station.

Sanib or Senglot?

The suspect admitted to being drunk but he also said that he may be possessed.

“Hindi ko po sinasadya yon. Basta nagugulat lang po ako parang biglang may sumasanib, sanib siguro ‘yon. Kasi hindi ko alam ‘yon gulat na lang ako pulis na pag ano ko eh. Basta para lang may sumasanib talaga sa akin,” said the suspect.

He is facing charges of direct assault, frustrated homicide, serious physical injuries and illegal possession of deadly weapon in violation of the Omnibus Election Code.

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