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Korean charged for assaulting cop

By: - Correspondent / @mendozanorms
/ 06:31 AM June 08, 2013

A police official filed a string of charges against a Korean dive shop owner who allegedly assaulted him after he tried to pacify the foreigner who was allegedly beating up a fellow Korean in barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City.

Senior Insp. Rogelio Pineda Jr. filed complaints for alarm and scandal, resisting arrest, drunkeness and physical injury against Yoo Kwan Hong, 50, general director of Ju-il Philippines Corp. situated at Dolgorae Imperial Palace Marine Center in barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City.

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Pineda, chief of the intelligence division of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO), filed the multiple complaints with the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutors’ Office yesterday afternoon.

Pineda said he and another policeman were dining at Shang’s Arcade Thursday night when Hong made a scene.

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The police officer said a drunk Hong shouted at another Korean, who was later identified as Paul Choi.

Hong was later seen beating up Choi.

Pineda said Choi did not fight back.

Hong calmed down for a while but a commotion broke out again when the Korean mauled Choi.

This time, Pineda and his companion intervened and asked Hong to calm down.

Instead of calming down, Pineda said Hong confronted him.

Pineda said Hong shoved him before punching and kicking him.

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Pineda and the other policeman subdued the Korean, who was later handcuffed and brought by operatives of the Mobile Patrol Group to the police precinct.

Hong tested positive for alcohol in a hospital in Lapu-Lapu City where he was brought before he was detained, police said.

A representative of Hong yesterday talked to Pineda asking to settle the case ammicably.

Pineda, however, went on to press charges against the Korean.

“It (filing of charges) serves as a lesson for him and some arrogant Koreans who, when drunk, tend to forget our laws here and disrespect authorities,” Pineda said.

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