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2 Frenchmen in search of a good time end up in jail


They were looking for a good time but they ended up in jail instead.

Two French nationals who identified themselves as Vincent Tirado, 33 and Sylvain Jouard, 38, were detained by the police after they were caught drinking beer under a traffic light at the intersection of Kalayaan Avenue and Burgos Street in Makati City.

According to Antonio Gonzaga, a barangay (village) tanod (watchman),  he and a fellow watchman were on patrol on Kalayaan Avenue when they chanced upon the two Frenchmen drinking at the intersection.

Gonzales said he accosted the two men and told them that what they were doing was prohibited
by a city ordinance.

But instead of listening, Jouard continued to drink and swore at them, Gonzales added, prompting him to call for help from policemen.

PO2 Edgar Basila, one of the  policemen who responded, said that the two foreigners also swore at them and resisted when they tried to get them to ride in the police car so that they could be taken to the police precinct.

Tirado, meanwhile, said that he and Jouard just wanted to drink some more after leaving a nearby bar. He claimed that they were later approached by the watchmen who he accused of “framing” them. He also said that it was just Jouard who was holding a beer bottle.

The police, meanwhile, called the French embassy to confirm the identities of the two men who face charges of violating a city ordinance, resisting arrest, slander and disrespect for persons in authority.

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  • Magkanoka?

    Of all the places, why in the hell you chose to drink under a traffic light? Do you think if I were in France and do the same thing, I will not be arrested? You’re both in an accident prone area boy! If you happen to be hit by a motorist, it will make our country even worst just because of your stupidity! Not even us Filipinos in our very own country can do just that!  Having fun doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break any law or ordinances. That’s why, in wherever country you may happen to be, observe their law in order to keep you out of trouble and that’s basic! WTF!

  • charlie_oscar

    now smoking shabu is okay…but san mig light?  jail jail jail without no bail !!!

  • themask celestial

    Punta kayo ng Tundo or even the whole manila, buong street isasarado pa even disrupting traffic flow for a birthday celebration.  Kailan pa nag-implement ng ordinance sa Pinas.  I think, these watchmen are just looking for kotong eh lumaban ang foriegners

    • arlan dela cruz

      Makati do implement city ordinances, please get your facts straight before posting here. And it’s really funny how you lack trust in your own countrymen. Tapos kapag hindi nila sinita ung mga dayuhan, sasabihin tamad o hindi ginagawa trabaho. Ngayong ginagawa ung trabaho nila, sasabihin nangongotong. 

      Think before you post.

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