LUCENA CITY — As the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) national gun ban took effect on Monday, police arrested a laborer for aiming a replica gun at a female vendor in Bgy. Mabini Ibaba, Macalelon, Quezon.
Quezon police director Col. Ledon Monte said Jayson Bulfane, a 37-year-old laborer and a resident of Bgy. Lipuhan. Lopez, Quezon, was arrested by policemen after he was complained of harassing a lady vendor.
Monte said Bulfane yielded a replica Glock 18 pistol when arrested by responding cops from Macalelon Police Station under Capt. Harold Panganiban.
Prior to the arrest, Panganiban said the complainant, Wilma Oximina, 29, went to the police station and sought assistance.
Oximina, who sells corn at the construction site of the town’s new municipal hall, alleged that the suspect has asked her to join him in a drinking session.
“When Oximina refused, the suspect allegedly pulled out a replica pistol which looks so real, racked the slide and pointed it to her while threatening to kill her and her father,” said Panganiban.
He said the suspect might have got attracted to Oximina’s good looks, who used to wear mini shorts while selling corn.
The suspect was charged with grave threats and violation of the Comelec Gun Ban Law.
Monte reiterated his earlier issued warning against the carrying and transport of guns, other deadly weapons, and gun replicas during the gun ban period, which began last Monday.
The official clarified that the penalties for carrying real guns will also be imposed on those bearing replica guns, including airguns, airsoft guns, and antique firearms.