Motorcycle hater kills driver, wounds another
A motorcycle driver was killed while another was wounded Tuesday morning by a man who told the police that he hates the sound made by the vehicle.
The fatality was identified as Bonifacio Morta, who sustained hack wounds in the head and multiple stab wounds in the body.
He was rushed to East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City where he was declared dead on arrival.
The other motorcycle rider, Angelito Capaliz, was taken to Quirino Memorial Medical Center for hack wounds in the back, shoulder and neck. At press time, he remains confined in the hospital.
Chief Inspector Rodel Marcelo, head of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, said that the man who attacked the victims with a bolo—36-year-old Procopio Endriga—surrendered to policemen afterward.
“He claimed he hates [the sound made by] motorcycles and cannot stand the noise,” Marcelo told the Inquirer.
He added, “He also said he fears for his life [because] he is being followed by motorcycle drivers.”
Marcelo said he would recommend that Endriga undergo a medical checkup to determine his mental condition.
Endriga told the police that he lives on the street and that he used to be a construction worker until his contract expired.
According to Marcelo, Endriga was standing in front of the Maynilad Water office at the corner of EDSA and Monte de Piedad Street in Cubao, Quezon City, when the victims drove by him on their motorcycles, one after the other.
Witnesses said Morta had just parked his motorcycle in front of the water utility firm’s office when he was attacked by Endriga.
The latter then went after Calapiz who was still on his motorcycle.
After attacking the two men, Endriga hid in a nearby building and came out only when the police arrived.
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