Ex-police officer Wilfredo Gonzales narrated why he decided to confront and almost use his weapon against a cyclist on August 8.
It can be recalled that Gonzales went viral on social media after the confrontation was recorded and uploaded on the internet by a vlogger.
Gonzales claimed that he was driving along Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City when the cyclist, according to him, suddenly punched his vehicle.
“Nagmamaneho po ako ng kotse ko, traffic po along Espanya, nung malapit na po kami ng Welcome Rotonda bilang nagpreno ‘yung kotse sa harap ko, so nagpreno din ako,” said Gonzales.
“Maya maya po may bumangga sa likod ko na malakas, tumingin po ako sa side mirror kung kotse.. Hinand-break ko ‘yung sasakyan ko, binuksan ko ‘yung pinto ko.. Pagtayong pagtayo ko sa pintuan ko, nakita ko bisikleta.
“Sabi sakin [nung siklista] ‘p*t*ng in* m* ka, bigla kang nagpreno, kung hindi ka ba naman g*g* eh’ sabi sakin, sabay dinirty finger ako. Sabi ko naman ‘ikaw ang g*g*, ikaw ang bumangga sakin’.
He also claimed that the cyclist was wearing gloves with metal knuckles and punched his car.
“Tapos sununtok niya ‘yung kotse ko, nakagwantes po siya may mga knuckles, yupi po ‘yung kotse ko,” he stated.
The cyclist suddenly fled the scene so Gonzales chased him.
“Ginawa ko po, binagtas ko ‘yung Quezon Avenue, hinanap ko. Nakita ko po siya na palinga-linga rin, tinabihan ko po na ganon, sabi ko ‘itabi mo, mag-usap tayo’.” he stated.
Gonzales insisted that he only showed his weapon because of his instinct as a former police officer to protect himself.
According to him, that scene was the one captured and posted on social media.