Former action star and ex-senator Lito Lapid chased two burglars out of his rented beach house, catching one before calling the beach security guards.
Lapid, as reported by DWRB Radyo ng Bayan Naga was in 3-day weekend vacation together with his two golf pals in Gota Beach, Caramoan, Camarines Sur.
A police blotter signed by SP02 Joel Buscayno of Caramoan PNP said, at around 2:00PM of September 24, Lapid was returning to his cottage from surfing when he heard some noise at the left side of the house. The report said the house was locked, but Lapid wondered why there were people inside the gated compound.
Instead of going to the house, the 60-year old ex-senator took one of the golf clubs from their vehicle that was parked about 10 meters away at the back of their rented house. The report said his two friends were still enjoying surfing more than 200 meters away, while his personal driver went to town to buy oysters and other supplies.
One of the perpetrators was trying to break the glass window when Lapid hit his knees with a golf club, inflicting him an agonizing pain that took his ability to walk. The other man ran away without taking anything, the police report said.
Lapid then called the beach’s office telling the guards to call for local police.
The arrested burglar was identified as Rodel Sevilla, 23 years old and working in the nearby piggery. The other one was identified as Bong Carpio according to Sevilla.
Police has already filed formal complaint to the perpetrators, while Lapid refuse to file any charges.
The group went to a Legazpi City hotel after the incident to avoid possible repercussions, according to the report. It was not clear if Mr. Lapid has already returned to Manila as of Sunday afternoon.
Lapid is famous during his stint as action star before he entered politics. His term as senator ended on June 2016. /Mina Salamanca – Naga City/
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