Man dies of heart attack over parking violation tiff in Mandaluyong City
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Rolando Acosta, who works as a regional sales officer for ABS-CBN Multimedia, died of a heart attack after arguing with towing enforcer Samuel dela Cruz.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Rolando Acosta, who works as a regional sales officer for ABS-CBN Multimedia, died of a heart attack after arguing with Samuel dela Cruz, towing enforcer.
According to the report, Dela Cruz was about to tow Acosta’s motocycle last Saturday, October 15. The said motorcycle was parked right outside Acosta’s home at Nueve de Pebrero Street, Mandaluyong City. Acosta didn’t want his vehicle to be towed. In reponse, Dela Cruz allegedly made a move to confiscate Acosta’s driver’s license, which was allegedly already expired. At this point, Acosta had a heart attack and died.
The towing company has suspended dela Cruz while investigations are ongoing. Dela Cruz said he was merely doing his job. He also denied confiscating Acosta’s license. "Sinuspende ako ngayon, hindi ko din alam anong gagawin ko dahil ko rin alam ’yung nangyari sa tao (I’ve been suspended. I didn’t know what to do since I didn’t know what was happening to that man either)," he said.
According to the Traffic and Parking Management Office, "violators are required to surrender their license for confirmation but towing enforcers are not allowed to confiscate it." Meanwhile, Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos said they will look into the incident.
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