Fish vendor jailed for harassing customer

March 10, 2019

A FISH ball vendor landed in jail after he allegedly harassed the daughter-in-law of Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin Saturday afternoon in Makati City.

Makati Police Criminal Investigation Division chief and concurrent head of the city police Public Information Office (PIO) Chief Insp. Gideon Ines, Jr. identified the vendor as Conrado Bingco, 38, of Zobel St., in Bgy. Palanan, Makati City.

Police said Bianca Bersamin, daughter-in-law of the chief justice, was walking home on Malugay Street in Bgy. Bel-Air, at around 4 p.m. when the suspect approached her and asked her  to buy the fish balls he was selling.

Police said Bianca declined the offer but Bingco followed her and continued asking her to buy his goods prompting the former to call her husband Dr. Lucas Bersamin, Jr., 37, who was still in their residence at Lerato Tower 1 Condominium, a few steps away from where she was being harassed.

When Bersamin, Jr. confronted the fish ball vendor, the latter tried to draw  something from his waist which prompted the former to seek assistance from roving Bantay Bayan members where arrested the suspect.

Chief Insp. Ines said the suspect will be charged for threat and unjust vexation before the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.