Quarantine violator nabbed for maturbating in public

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- An alleged male exhibitionist was caught masturbating beside the road near an irrigation canal here on Saturday.

Police head Lt. Col. Alexie Desamito said her men responded to a distress call about a man seen roaming near the house of the sister of SMSgt. Edwin Santos in Bgy. Poblacion Sur and caught the suspect, identified as Robert Bajade, 25, helper, of Bgy. Danzo, Gerona, Tarlac while he was masturbating near an irrigation canal at 9:45 a.m.

When interrogated, Desamito said the suspect, a resident of Bgy. San Pascual, failed to show any document or quarantine pass to justify his presence outside the residence, a requirement under the modified enhanced community quarantine protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said the suspect was immediately arrested and brought to the police station facing charges for violation of Articles 200 and 201 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act 11332 before the provincial prosecutor's office.