Over a piece of chicharon.
Yes, you read that right.
A Chinese national was recently detained after he was found guilty of beating up his co-employee at an eatery in Paranaque City.
According to Sr. Insp. Jerry Sunga of Paranaque Police, 27-year-old Wang Yongbin beat up co-worker Rutchel Taer after the victim took a piece of chicharon from the kitchen table.
Tuer who is also a waitress and an assistant chef was also pinned to the ground by the chef.
According to Sunga, they are now preparing a criminal case against the Wang.
The police investigator also added that upon questioning, Wang said that he has been in the country for a year now but when they looked for a working visa or a passport, the Chinese national could not produce either documents.
“It’s difficult to get information from him because of the language barrier,” expressed Sunga, mentioning that they are still trying to get in touch with Wang’s employer.
The ugly incident took place around 7:40pm last Monday in the kitchen area of Reyes Eatery on Quirino Ave.
The suspect allegedly punched the victim and pinned her down on the floor until other co-workers got Wang off of Taer.
The suspect was arrested after Taer filed a complaint with the Paranaque police.
Sunga said Wang will be charged with slight physical injuries which is punishable by up to 30 days in prison.
His visa issue will be investigated on as well.