PNP readies cases vs gun-toting SUV driver

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 29 2014 06:06 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2014 08:44 AM

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MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has served a second notice to Primex Development Corporation on Tuesday after one of its vehicles got involved in a heated traffic altercation last week.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station 7 Chief Police Superintendent Ramon Pranada said they will give Primex a few more days to cooperate with the investigation and identify the driver of the Mercedes-Benz SUV registered to the company before filing charges.

"Sana makipag-coordinate na sila at ibigay ang side nila. Kung hindi sila magco-cooperate, magiging liable ang company," Pranada said.

"Kahit na mag-refuse sila ngayon, lalabas din naman yan pag i-subpoena sila ng korte," he added.

The PNP said they are now preparing cases of malicious mischief, grave threats, and physical injuries against the SUV driver, based on the testimony of taxi driver Glen Remetio and a video of the confrontation that went viral over the Internet.

The encounter, which was caught on video by an anonymous witness who was a passenger on a trailing bus, shows the driver of a Mercedes SUV kicking the door of a taxi.

The taxi driver emerges wielding a knife. But the SUV driver immediately points a gun at him, forcing him to throw the weapon back into his taxi.

The SUV driver eventually takes the knife, leaves his firearm in his SUV, and confronts the taxi driver again, bearing what appears to be the same bladed weapon.

After a while, the SUV speeds off, but the taxi chases it along the highway.

According to the taxi driver, the SUV driver still got away after threatening him again with a gun.

Remetio said before the footage was taken, the SUV driver cut him off and broke his window.