Mall janitor jailed for taking pork bones

A JANITOR of a mall in Barangay Apas, Cebu City was apprehended by the establishment’s security guard for allegedly trying to steal pork bones while he was leaving the building at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

The 29-year-old suspect, a resident of the said barangay, was later turned over to the Mabolo Police Station at 11:30 p.m.

The pork bones were discovered by the mall’s security guard in his bag during inspection.

The janitor said a cashier and a saleslady instructed him to bring the pack but he was not aware that it contained pork bones.

The bones valued at P116.38 were confiscated by the guard.

“Gipadala to sa akoa sa cashier namo ug tindera. Ingon man siya nga okay nana dalha nana didto og apil (The cashier and the saleslady asked me to bring it. They told me it was okay to bring it.),” he said.

Despite his denial, he was hauled to the Mabolo Police Station and imprisoned there since the operator who could have looked over the CCTV footage to support his claim had already gone home.

The janitor urged his co-workers to tell the truth after he learned that they denied giving him the order to take the pork bones.

The suspect will be charged with theft. (BBT, TPT)