- A man carrying a fake police ID was arrested in San Pablo, Laguna on Wednesday
- Other fake IDs and a loaded, unlicensed handgun were also seized from the suspect
Kent Lim was seen toting a gun by a concerned citizen who reported him to authorities.
When the cops confronted Lim, he showed his police ID, which was immediately distinguished as fake by the police officers.
“So nagpakita po siya ng fake ID na siya’y pulis. Noong pag-validate namin ng ID ay hindi tugma doon sa rank niya na PO2. Ang serial number naman ay pang-opisyal so doon palang napag-alaman na naming hindi siya pulis,” said SPO1 Jessie Salado.
[So he showed this fake police ID. When we validated his ID, we found out it does not correspond to his claim that he’s a PO2… Also, the serial number is exclusive only for officials so it was easy for us to determine that he’s an impostor.]
Aside from the fake police ID, a calibre .45 pistol with live ammunition was also found in Lim’s possession.
The authorities said that Lim might intend to use his fake identity and his gun to commit various crimes.
Lim is facing 2 separate cases for violating Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and usurpation of authority for carrying a fake police ID.