A man was arrested after running amok and inciting a car chase in this city, Tuesday morning.
The suspect was identified as Arvin Tan, who in 2017 was also videotaped while raiding the Manila Police District Headquarters and attempting to flee in a black car when he was arrested by police.
According to the Quezon City Police District, the suspect checked into a motel on Timog Avenue on Tuesday.
But when he checked out, he looked for the motel manager and asked for P20,000.
“Nung palabas na siya, hinahanap itong manager natin. At nu’ng magkita, humingi ng P20,000. Imbis na magbayad ay nanghingi pa siya ng pera,” said QCPD Station 10 chief Lt. Col. Alex Alberto III.
The manager was surprised, so he asked the police for help. But instead of making the arrest, Arvin Tan tried to hit the police car.
MMDA police demanded back-up as they tried to intercept the suspect in EDSA Timog.
Two MMDA traffic enforcers even intercepted Tan while returning to their traffic base in the area.
But Tan also escaped.
Arvin Tan went berserk in QC motel arrested in Manila
“‘Yung isang kotse sa unahan niya ang ginawa niya para hindi siya mahuli binunggo niya, tinulak niya nang ganu’n! Tinulak niya ‘yung ano hanggang sa makalusot siya,” according to one of the traffic enforcers.
It made its way to East Avenue, where it crashed the car of flight stewardess Janina Daza.
The suspect counterflowed on the Blumentritt section of España Boulevard in Manila and collided with Michael Donyego’s tricycle.
Arvin Tan and police chased each other until they reached Morayta in Manila, where authorities stopped the suspect.
A policeman was injured after shooting himself while trying to puncture the suspect’s tire with his gun.
The QCPD said they would investigate what motivated the suspect to do so.
Arvin Tan is charged with estafa, disobedience, resisting arrest, and reckless imprudence resulting in physical injury and multiple damages to property.