|John Paul Encinas (Photo courtesy of Noel Alamar, DZMM)
MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Police District on Friday said it will file charges against a man who was seen attacking a restaurant cashier in Manila last Monday.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, aired by GMA news program "24 Oras", showed suspect John Paul Encinas dousing cashier Marjorie Reynaldo with water, throwing a bottle at her, pulling her by the collar and shoving money in her face.
The altercation reportedly began when Encinas asked Reynaldo if he could go to his car first to get the money for his P85 bill.
However, Encinas claimed Reynaldo rudely responded to his request by saying: "Ay hindi, kailangan magbayad ka na. Kailan ka magbabayad, ngayon? Bukas? Sa isang taon?"
An infuriated Encinas left the restaurant but later came back and then attacked Reynaldo.
Encinas admitted his mistake and said sorry on national television. However, he said he hopes Reynaldo also learned her lesson.
"Siguro tao lang po kaya nagagawa po iyun… nagsisisi ako sa action pero sana nabigyan ko din siya ng konting lesson," Encinas told GMA News.
Police said Encinas is facing unjust vexation, physical injury, and threat and slander by deed. – with a report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM