One netizen warned the public from taking a taxi, Uber and Grab ride after his friend was found unconscious in Quezon City, a victim of what is believed to be a ‘taxi chemical spray’ modus.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, October 5, Faustine Luell Tupas Angeles Jr. shared the story of his friend, JC Sulit, whom they found unconscious on Chico Street in Quezon City after hailing a cab in Cubao at around 9PM.
According to Angeles, Sulit was on his way to meet them at the Porch Restaurant along Anonas Street in Quezon City on the night of the accident. Angeles said that Sulit called him to inform them that he was already on his way but was stuck in traffic.
However, after waiting for 30 minutes for Sulit to arrive, Angeles said that they became worried because he has yet to show up so they started calling him. Unable to contact him through his phone, Angeles said that they waited until they received a call from Sulit, informing them of his location.
Angeles said that after the call, they rushed to where Sulit was only to find him sitting outside a closed door, soaking wet and unconscious. Immediately calling for help, Angeles and his friends tried to wake Sulit up to find an explanation.
In his post, Angeles narrated the incident, saying that Sulit started playing a game in his phone after he hailed the cab. Minutes into the ride, Sulit noticed that the driver was trying to get something from his pocket and moments after he started feeling dizzy.
After that, the driver allegedly attempted to take Sulit’s phone from him but he was able fight him off by kicking him in the crotch. However, aside from those recollections, Sulit was unable to recall how he was able to get out of the taxi and call his friends for help.
Angeles and his friends have reported the incident to local authorities who are now investigating what truly happened and are trying to find the taxi driver responsible.
However, for the meantime, the police gave a reminder to the public telling them to take extra precautions when taking a cab ride by informing their families of the taxi’s name and plate number.
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