Influencer group Tukomi went viral on social media after being charged by a policeman for their prank.
On April 7, the said group gained controversy after they published a prank involving an officer identified as Police Staff Sergeant Ronnie Conmigo who’s based in Las Pinas City.
In the video, the group can be seen attempting to forcefully take one of their members in public.
Officer Conmigo, who was off-duty then, quickly stopped the group because he thought the situation was severe.
After the incident, Las Pinas City PNP filed charges against the group, saying that pranks like what Tukomi did should stop already.
“Muntik ng magkaroon ng hindi magandang insidente out of this prank kaya gusto ko sanang manawagan sa pamamagitan nito ay mabigyan kami ng pagkakataon na masabi ang side dito.” Las Piñas police chief Col. Jaime Santos said.
“Wala naman pong problema sa pagba-vlog, pero sana pag-aralan natin ‘yung content, suriin natin. Hindi pwede ‘yung mga ganito na it concerns the security of the community and the vlogger itself. We will filing a case against the vloggers.” he added.
The story reached the mainstream media this week and their case has been featured on several television stations.
However, instead of being apologetic, Tukomi still made fun of the charges filed against them.
In a now-deleted post, the group even asked their followers to send the link to the reports against them.
“Nasa TV daw kami, send link naman. Disney channel ba yan?” the group wrote.
Netizens didn’t like how Tukomi was handling the situation, urging the group to apologize instead of being prideful.