Tukomi Brothers Arrested for Kidnapping Prank Gone Wrong

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Benjamin Acorda Jr. warned those who create fear and confusion in the public because of prank videos that they are responsible for their actions.

The PNP chief issued the warning after the Las PiƱas City Police Station arrested three popular vloggers known as the “Tukomi brothers” for the controversial kidnapping prank that went viral on social media.

According to the PNP, the three arrested were Mark Heroshi San Rafael, Mark Lester San Rafael, and Eleazar Steven Fuentes.

They were arrested pursuant to a warrant of arrest in the case of violation of Art. 513 of the Revised Penal Code or Alarm and Scandal because of the incident they were involved in on April 6, 2023.

The incident involved the three popular YouTubers performing a kidnapping prank that failed after being witnessed by a police officer and almost led to an encounter.

The prank video showed the Tukomi brothers wearing masks and hoodies and pretending to abduct a random person on the street.

However, their prank was foiled when a police officer saw them and chased them with his gun drawn.

The prank video sparked outrage and criticism from netizens who condemned the Tukomi brothers for their irresponsible and insensitive act.

Some also expressed concern for the safety of the prank victim and the police officer who could have been harmed by the prank.

The PNP chief said that the prank video was not only a violation of the law but also a disrespect to the public and the authorities.

He said that the PNP will not tolerate such acts that cause alarm and scandal in the community.

He also urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities or persons to the nearest police station.

He said that the PNP is committed to maintaining peace and order in the country and protecting the people from any harm or threat.

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