MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Baron Geisler on Tuesday lambasted the Philippine National Police for not properly investigating his altercation with a neighbor before taking him to jail.
|Actor Baron Geisler
In an interview on DZMM's "Rated Korina" hosted by Korina Sanchez, the actor also said his family were not aware that they were cops since they reported the incident only to the barangay.
Geisler also insisted that he was just defending himself from neighbor Ray dela Rosa.
"Kasi lalapitan niya ako para saktan ako, sa self-defense ko po ay nasuntok ko po, tapos sabay tumakbo na po ako sa loob ng bahay," Geisler told Sanchez.
"Pagka-takbo ko po, marami na po ang pumunta sa bahay na nagmumura 'itutumba kita' ganito-ganyan. So ang ginawa ng mama ko ay tumawag ng barangay. Ang problema dahil natakot siya at ang daming (nagbabanta sa buhay ko), ang nangyari may dumating na pulis. Ang akala ng mama ko 'yun 'yung mga taga-barangay kaya ibinigay po ako," the actor added.
Geisler said the police should have investigated the case thoroughly.
"Hindi sila nag-investiga ng tama. Masyado po silang naging one-sided and then 'yung dini-tain na lang ako ng walang pasabi-sabi. Kasi usually po kapag mga ganyang maliliit na away sa kapitbahay eh sa barangay lang po muna 'yan. So maling mali po 'yung proseso na ginawa," he told Sanchez.
"Tapos marami 'yung nag-speculate na lasing po ako, nakainom or bigla-bigla na lang akong nagwala na parang baliw na hindi man lang narinig 'yung aking side," Giesler said.
In his interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday, Geisler said he was having a bad day when he figured in a scuffle with dela Rosa.
He also admitted for the first time that he has been dealing with bipolar disorder.
Geisler spent at least 14 hours in Quezon City Police District 5 jail after he allegedly slammed a chair into dela Rosa's sari-sari store and punched dela Rosa in front of his three-year-old child, who was allegedly traumatized by the incident.
Right now, Geisler said everything is OK between him and dela Rosa.