This screengrab was taken from the dash cam footage from the cab at the moment when the passenger had just pulled out a revolver.
MANILA, Philippines — A video of a passenger robbing a 60-year-old cabbie went viral on social media as the driver’s daughter appealed for help in identifying the perpetrator.
In a Facebook post last Friday, Feb. 22, Yasi Irwin Capellan posted a dash cam video recording showing the passenger pointing a gun at her father, Wilmor.
The video shows the suspect repeatedly cursing and threatening to shoot Wilmor if he won’t give him his valuables.
The passenger also warned the driver not to look at him.
As shown in the time stamp on the footage, the robbery happened past 2:00 a.m.
[Note that the footage, typically, shows everything in reverse, so that the driver appears to be driving a right-hand drive car. —Ed.]
pls pki share para mabilis mahuli ng suspekkapal ng mkha muh karama n bahala sau
由 Yasi Irwin Capellan 发布于 2019年2月22日周五
The post has garnered more than 33,000 shares, and 4,800 reactions, as of this posting.
In a Facebook chat with INQUIRER.net, Wilmor’s daughter Yasi said her father went home crying, shocked at what had happened.
Yasi said that she and her family checked the recorded video of the dash cam of the taxi and realized what her father had gone through.
She said that her father picked up the robber on G. Puyat (Buendia) Avenue and asked to be dropped off somewhere on Samson Road near the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan.
So how did she feel on finding out what happened to her father?
“Halo-halo nagagalit, naawa [siye]mpre sa nangyari saknya at pasalamat d[a]hil w[a]lang masamang nangyari sak[a]nya,” she typed out.
[A mixture of anger, pity, of course, because of what happened to him — and thankful that nothing worse happened to him.]
She said her father, who had been working as a taxi driver for 25 years, would still go back to driving his taxi despite the holdup.
Meanwhile, she appealed to those who might see or be able to identify the suspect.
“Sana po makipagtulungan [si]la para mahuli agad [yung holdupper, kasi] kawawa n[a]m[a]n yung ibang mabibiktima n[i]ya,” she said.
[I hope they cooperate so that the holdupper can be arrested soon. It would be a pity for others he might victimize.] /atm
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