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Eyewitness recalls heroism of off duty cop who foiled robbery of Bulacan-bound bus

Facebook user identified as Din vividly recalled the heroism of an off-duty cop who foiled the bus robbery by out dueling the armed robber and killing him subsequently.

According to Din, the bus was moving along EDSA when an armed robber fired a shot from the back of the bus to declare the robbery while shouting instruction to the bus driver not to stop.

The bus conductor who was collecting the fare when the mayhem started whispered to the passengers that a robbery was in progress.

But just like in the action movies, an off-duty cop rose to the occasion to save the day of the scared passengers.

The off-duty cop who was seated beside Din took out his gun, announced he was a cop while firing his gun twice towards the direction of the armed suspect and fatally wounding the suspect in the process.

Din said the wounded robbery suspect even tried raising his hand and aimed the gun at the bus conductor, forcing the off duty cop to fire another shot that killed the armed robber.

When the smoke of the shooting cleared, two other suspects were arrested after their victims positively identified them as the accomplices of the dead robbery suspect.

The “hero cop” is identified as PO2 Joselito Lantano assigned at Camp Crame.

For more details, you may read the full text of the post below.

As of this writing, the post has gathered 13,319 shares, 25,305 reactions and 5,260 comments on Facebook and counting.

Din hailed PO2 Lantano as the “hero cop” and judging by the number of shares and likes the post has received on Facebook, it is safe to say the latter truly deserves the accolades that comes with his heroism.

“BUS HERO
EDSA, HYPER MARKET – Centris Station
April 4, 2017
at exactly 2:11 AM

So…. eto ang nangyari, 12AM ako umalis ng Antipolo (nag shoot ng short film namin)… naka rating ako ng Cubao-Farmers ng 1:30AM (alam ko naman na wala pang bus na pa Sta. Maria, Bulacan ng 12:AM to 2:00AM) kaya naghintay muna ko na mag alas dos ng madaling araw, pero 1:50 AM palang ay may dumating na bus at may sumisigaw na kundoktor na “Caypombo – Bocaue – Sta. Maria !!!!” kaya sumakay na ko para maka uwi na, sa pinakaharap ako sumakay sa likod ng driver at may tumabi sakin na lalaki.

pero habang bumabaybay ang pampasaherong bus na sinasakyan ko sa kahabaan ng EDSA sa eksaktong oras na 2:11 AM ay biglang may pumutok sa bandang likuran ng bus (Akala ko gulong yung pumutok) pero may biglang sumigaw at nag deklara ng hold up at nag pa putok ulit ng baril nya na .38 revolver ang lalaki na nang galing sa bandang likuran ng bus habang naglalakad papunta sa harapan ng bus at sinigawan ang driver na “Huwag mong ihihinto, Tuloy lang !”….. tapos habang naniningil yung kundoktor ng pamasahe sa bandang gitna ng bus ay napatakbo sya papunta sa harap habang binubulngan nya yung mga pasahero na ( ” hinohold up tayo ” ) tapos naalerto yung katabi ko at nagulat nalang rin ako na naglabas rin ng baril yung lalaking katabi ko at sumigaw na “Pulis ako ! ” sabay biglang pinutukan ng dalawang beses (Double tap) ang hold upper at nagtangka pang itaas ang baril ng hold upper kahit may tama na sya at itututok nya sana ito sa kundoktor kaya pinutukan pa ulit ng isa pang beses ng pulis ang hold upper kaya ito namatay at sabi ulit ng pulis na…

“Pulis ako ng Crame, huwag kayong matakot!”

Habang yung mga babae na nakasakay sa bus ay maiiyak na sa takot, at tahimik lang kaming mga pasahero na naka tingin sa patay na hold upper.

“Huwag kayong tatayo, kung sino mang tatayo ay mamamatay” (dahil may hinala syang may kasama pa ito na nasa bandang likuran ng bus.”

Nagpaalam ako sa pulis na kung pwede ko bang kuhanan ng video at litrato ang nangyari at pumayag naman sya..

“Ihinto mo yung bus na malapit sa mga pulis tapos tawagin mo!” (sabi nya sa driver at kundoktor ng bus)
Tapos ayun na, pinababa kami ng bus para kapkapan isa-isa at doon nahuli pa ang dalawa pang kasama ng holdupper dahil tinuturo sila ng mga pasaherong nakakita sa kanila at sunod sunod nang dumating ang iba pang pulis at mga media…

Imbis na makauwi ako ng maaga, tinanghali na ko ng uwi (9:00 AM) dahil, sa gustong kunin ng Media yung footage ko sa camera ko tapos dinala pa kami na mga witnesses sa Camp ng QCPD para magbigay ng detalye…
nagpapasalamat kami kay PO2 Joselito Lantano sa kabayanihang ginawa mo, kahit naka Off-Duty ka ay nagawa mo ang tungkulin mo.

Note: okay pala na sa harapan ka umupo, dahil nasa likod nagkukumpulan ang mga masasama.”

In case you are interested to watch the video after the armed suspect was killed, you may click the link here.

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Eyewitness recalls heroism of off duty cop who foiled robbery of Bulacan-bound bus

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