Here’s another thing you have to worry about when traveling around the metro.
Facebook user Jackie Reaño shared a now-viral video yesterday of a man who was trying to forcefully open a traveler’s car door while it was stuck in traffic on Ninoy Aquino Avenue in Parañaque City.
The incident happened at about 7am yesterday — in broad daylight. Reaño says in the post: “Always, ALWAYS, lock your doors.”
In the video, you can see the man looking through the pickup truck’s window while standing on its side doorstep.
From that position, he then struggles to open the driver’s side door. Luckily, the car’s doors were locked at the time.
This goes on for a few more seconds until the man finally gives up and the pick-up truck moves forward in the traffic jam.
Coconuts Manila reached out to Reaño for further comment on the incident but she has yet to respond.
The video had more than 100,000 views and 2,200 shares as of this article’s posting. Netizens were alarmed by the incident:
Jorence Narte wrote in Filipino: “This is so scary!”
Melodrene Cervantes-Bautista said: “Shocks!!!!! That’s my usual route too! Huhu”
It also served as a reminder for some to lock their car doors.
“ALWAYS LOCK THE DOOR!!!!!!” Melissa Narisma exclaimed with many exclamation points.
Angelica Patricia Bonilla tagged a friend and added: “Please always lock your door.”
Other netizens thought of ways to fight back.
Juneth Cyrille De Guzman wrote: “So scary! [I’d take] pleasure in poking his eyes or hitting him with a baseball bat.”
Ralph Adrian Manaloto added that it was “time to buy a fake gun.”
“These people should be run over… or if you will get out of the car, you should hit them with a pipe,” Monarch R. Villela helpfully suggested.
Keep safe and call the authorities if something like this happens to you, fam. And always lock your car doors.