The police officer who went viral on social media after trying to stop the content creator group ‘Tukomi’ during one of their pranks spoke for the first time about the incident.
It can be recalled that Tukomi gained the attention of the netizens after they almost put their lives at risk during their prank during their encounter with the police officer.
In an interview with Coach Dennis Zuniega, Police Staff Sergeant Ronnie Conmigo narrated what happened during the viral incident that some netizens believe could end the career of Tukomi.
According to him, he was living in the same place where the prank happened, so he responded quickly during the prank.
“Habang nag-uusap kami ng may-ari [nung hardware] naramdaman ko doon sa kaliwa ko na mayroong sasakyan na kulay black, dahan dahan siya, syempre pagdating ng mga ganon, na-alerto ako, pero kung dadaan lang ‘yun sa daanan ko eh dapat dire-diretso.
“Kaya nag-iisip ako na, ano kaya tong mga to, kasi naka-tint tapos black ‘yung kotse. Maya maya, nagbukas ‘yung tatlong pinto, isa sa kanan, isa sa driver at dito sa likod, lahat sila naka-bonnet.
“Tinignan ko, sabi ko ‘ano to’ tumakbo sila sa unahan ng tindahan sa tabi ng hardware tapos may kinuha sila doon na tao. Nung pagkakuha nila don, dinala nila doon [sa sasakyan] ngayon po nung dinala na nila doon sa may kotse, nagdesisyon na ako.
“Sabi ko hindi ano to eh, kumbaga pulis ako eh, nakita ko ‘yung sitwasyon na ganon, naka-bonnet. Dun na po ako nag-react, nung sumakay na sila sa loob ng sasakyan, nagpakilala na ako na pulis.” he narrated.
According to him, he was told by Tukomi that they were only playing pranks, but he didn’t believe them.
He also explained why he tried to distance himself from one of Tukomi’s members, saying that he didn’t want to risk being outsmarted during the said incident.
“Akala ko mapapalaban pa ko, kunti nalang itatagal ko sa serbisyo, dalawa lang ang pwedeng mangyari eh,” Conmigo said.
Officer Conmigo believed that the said prank done by Tukomi should be stopped.
The police officer also denied that he was really part of the prank.
“Hindi ko po sila kilala,” he stated.
Conmigo believed that other police officers would do the same if they witnessed the prank Tukomi.
He also shared a piece of advice to new police officers to be careful with their decision-making.
“Tignan niyo ang scenario, tignan niyo mabuti kung maikakapahamak niyo ba o mapapahamak kayo, ‘yung ginawa ko dinepensahan ko lang ‘yung sarili ko, nag-isip akong mabuti doon na hindi ako makadisgrasya.” he said.
The police officer then addressed the content creators to be careful of what they were doing.
“Gumawa kayo ng magandang content na talagang maski may sakit ay mapapa-smile niyo, pero kung gagawa kayo ng vlog na kagaya niyan, pangit para sakin na gumawa kayo ng ganyan para kumita lang. Wag niyong gagawin yan,” he said.
“Wag niyong tangkilin yan.” he added.