Balloon vendor suffers burns, lost income due to nasty prank

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Balloon vendor suffers burns, lost income due to nasty prank
Balloon vendor suffered second-degree burns and lost his income due to nasty prank. (Image captured from Brgy. 842 video)

A balloon vendor sustained burns on his head and arms after a group of young people played a nasty prank on him by setting his balloons on fire in Pandacan, Manila.

CCTV footage on Wednesday showed three young friends sitting beside the balloons at the side of the barangay hall of Baranggay 842.

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Suddenly, they set the balloons on fire using a lighter without knowing that the vendor, Oliver Rosales, was sitting behind the balloons.

Because his balloons were made of plastic, they quickly melted into his arm and head.

According to the barangay captain’s official, seven individuals were involved in the incident, and all of them were already identified.

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He also said five of the suspects were minors.

The barangay already let the group of young people face the Rosales who sustained second-degree burns.

Despite what happened to him, the balloon vendor, however, had agreed to enter into a settlement with the group who played a prank on him.

Early this February, authorities arrested a vlogger who played a prank that he has 2019 new coronavirus or nCoV at a mall in Legaspi City, Albay.

Police identified the suspect as Marlon de Vera, an active vlogger or video blogger in the province.

It was around 6:00 pm when de Vera lay down at the mall’s entrance and pretended he had a seizure and had lost consciousness. A few minutes later, the suspect stood up and did a bit of stretching.

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