A Grade 9 student was arrested by policemen in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur after posting a photo of a stolen motorcycle on his Facebook account.
Russel Endonto, 22, immediately went to the Pagadian City Police Station after discovering that his motorcycle parked outside a restaurant in Pagadian City, where he was working was stolen last Friday.
The police, however, failed to recover the vehicle and get leads on the motorcycle theft.
A few days later, police said Endonto went back to the station and reported that a friend saw a photo of his motorcycle and the suspect had been posted on Facebook.
The victim’s friend happened to be also a friend of the student on Facebook.
Members of the Pagadian City police immediately went to Tukuran town on Tuesday afternoon and caught the student while driving the motorcycle.
The student, meanwhile, claimed that he did not steal the motorcycle. He said a gay friend gave it to him.
Police said that after the filing of complaints against the student, he will be turned over to the social welfare office of the Pagadian City local government. —report from Aude Hampong/ALG, GMA News