MANILA – A man was arrested for allegedly groping a woman, dashing to her house with a machete, and going berserk when he was caught by authorities in Parañaque.
22-year-old victim “Kaye” said she was only waiting for her order on a barbecue stall at BF Homes when suddenly Jerome Pagaran groped her.
Jerome had been drinking with some colleagues at the time said Kaye.
She told ABS CBN news: “Tumayo siya, hinipuan ako sa tagiliran.”
Kaye relayed the incident to her live-in partner, Harlie Gallego, who confronted the suspect.
In the midst of their argument, Jerome went home to get a machete.
Jerome’s wife tried to stop him; causing him to wound his own finger.
Jerome then dashed into the house of Kaye and Harlie and gave them foul threats.
The live-in partners avoided facing him and decided to call the barangay officials instead.
When the authorities came, Jerome tried to escape, but he was cornered by the tanods.
Dave Martinez, a tanod, said “Di ko alam na may itak, siniko ko, nagwawala. Tumalsik nga kami nung hinawakan namin, lasing kasi.”
Jerome eventually calmed down after a while and he denied that he ‘groped’ Kaye.
“Maiksi suot, e lalaki ka, mapapatingin ka. Nahuli ako na tumitingin, sinabihan ng bastos. Ang layo-layo ko, hihipuan ko? Ano ako, lastikman?” said the suspect.
Kaye, as per reports, intends to file charges against Jerome; act of lasciviousness, trespassing, and frustrated homicide to name.