As of this writing, it’s been 15 hours since news broke that a man driving a blue Maserati allegedly mauled a traffic officer of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday. The incident involved an altercation in Quezon City between MMDA traffic enforcer Jorvy Adriatico and the Maserati driver now identified by the Quezon City police as a certain Joseph Russel Ingco who “grabbed Adriatico by the neck, punched him and sped off toward Edsa, with the traffic enforcer getting dragged beside the car.” The assault left Adriatico with a fractured nose.
Later in the day, GMA News issued a tweet reporting that MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino is offering a 100,000-peso reward for information that could lead to the capture of Ingco.
A report posted by Top Gear Philippines on their website (and posted on their Facebook Page this morning) revealed what seemed to be photos of the Maserati involved in the incident, a low-end model called a Ghibli, parked in Ingco’s residence at Valencia Hills, a luxury condo building on N. Domingo Street, Quezon City. The car did not have a license plate yet but its conduction number QQ0057 was confirmed by a neighbour of Ingco who had sent the photos of the car to Top Gear which goes on to report…
“Cops and media are now here on standby,” the neighbor told us. “There’s a letter from Malacañang, but our guards still need a court order for them to allow the police and the reporters in. The whole family moved out of our building last night, bringing with them their cars except the Maserati, which is now trapped here.”
When asked to describe Ingco, our source said: “I can’t imagine Russel would do such a thing. He is a very quiet and mild-mannered person. He only started to accumulate expensive cars about three years ago. He’s into the business of recycling bottles for San Miguel Corporation.”
The neighbor added that he still saw Ingco yesterday, and that he was surprised when he saw Ingco’s family moving out a lot of stuff.
The conduction sticker number is consistent with information reportedly obtained by Quezon City Police from footage of the incident captured by closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the area.
Police have since launched a manhunt for Ingco who is also registered owner of Asi Trans Express Enterprises, a company based in Bulcacan.
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