Fake cop with bullcap, 'gun' nabbed outside NBI

Posted at 07/28/2014 3:40 PM

MANILA - No less than Manila Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the arrest of a driver who was wearing a policeman's bullcap while driving outside the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters on Taft Avenue, Manila.

Moreno said he caught the suspect Jeffrey Simbahan driving counterflow on the street and ordered his arrest.

Simbahan was wearing a police bullcap and was allegedly carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest. Simbahan said he borrowed the bullcap from a certain Major Don Austria. He said the "firearm" he was carrying is a pellet gun.

Chief Inspector Olivia Sagaysay said Simbahan could face charges for usurpation of authority.

The vice-mayor said he wants to know if the suspect is involved in any crime.