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Grab driver arrested for pointing replica gun at guard in Makati

Hyron Henry Roscom

Grab driver Hyron Henry Roscom was arrested on Sunday, March 31, after pointing a replica gun at an on-duty security guard in front of a restaurant in Makati City. (Photo from the Southern Police District)

MANILA, Philippines — A Grab driver was arrested on Sunday after pointing his gun at an on-duty security guard in front of a restaurant in Makati.

According to a Southern Police District (SPD) report, 29-year-old security guard Genonevo Azarcon Jr. was on duty at Tides Grill and Bistro in Barangay Olympia in Makati when the Grab driver, 31-year-old Hyron Henry Roscom, got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the guard around 2:20 a.m.

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The guard was assisting customers who were about to leave the parking area when the driver got out of his car and “no apparent reason” took out a firearm from his Hyundai Accent Sedan and pointed it at the guard, the SPD said.

Following the encounter, Azarcon sought help from barangay patrol watchmen near the restaurant.

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They immediately arrested Roscom and seized his gun, which turned out to be a replica of a .38-caliber revolver.

Roscom was turned over to the Station Investigation Division of the Makati City Police Station.

The suspect will face charges of grave threat, a violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and a violation of the Omnibus Election Code. /atm

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