A Grab driver named Kiel Nigel Yabut is asking for justice after he was beaten up by his passenger, Jinno John Simon for returning the phone he left inside the car.
Yabut sought the help of police and also shared his plight on social media, posting photos of himself after getting attacked by the passenger.
The Grab driver narrated the story of how he picked up the passenger at 12:21AM on February 9 and brought him to Kamuning. He drove home afterwards, but he found the phone left by the passenger inside his car. So, Yabut immediately called Grab to seek help in contacting the passenger so he could return the phone in the morning. After all, it was already dawn and Kamuning was far from his home.
Minutes later, Yabut’s own phone rang; it was the passenger, asking him to bring the phone to Kamuning. The Grab driver told the passenger he’d return it in the morning as it was already dawn but Simon insisted, so he traveled to Kamuning and met up with his passenger.
But instead of receiving a “thank you,” Yabut received countless of punches in his face. Simon even asked some of his neighbors to help beat him up.
According to Yabut: “Noong binubugbog po niya ko, hinila niya po ko doon sa tatlong tao na nandoon, mga nagbabasura po at pinagsisigawan po niya sa mga nandon na magnanakaw daw po ako na pagtulungan ako pero ‘di po tumulong sila.”
Police officers came and invited them to the police station but the passenger refused. The two instead agreed to settle in the Barangay.
Posted by Kiel Nigel Yabut on Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Barangay officials was forced to admit the crime he didn’t commit. Yabut said: “Pagdating sa barangay, pilit po nila akong ano… pinapaamin. Ang gusto mangyari po ng passenger humingi lang daw po ako ng pasensya at makakauwi na ko at mangako lang daw ako na ‘di ko daw siya babalikan kinaumagahan dahil sa ginawa niyang pambubugbog.”
The viral post has already been shared almost 48,000 times already.