Tukomi Arrested Due to Fake Kidnapping Prank

Due to their fake kidnapping prank, Tukomi vloggers were arrested

TUKOMI – The three vloggers who gained popularity for filming a fake kidnapping prank were apprehended by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on August 1.

As per a PNP report, the Las Piñas City Police Station detained the vloggers named Mark Heroshi San Rafael, Mark Lester San Rafael, and Eleazar Steven Fuentes. Their video, posted on April 7, circulated online and received negative reactions from netizens.

The video was uploaded on their YouTube channel called “Tukomi.” The clip showcased one of the vloggers purchasing food from various street vendors and food stalls on Saging Street, Phase 2 in Barangay CAA, Las Piñas. In the video, a group of men in a vehicle suddenly appeared and acted as if they were kidnapping him.

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Following the video’s widespread viral circulation, Staff Sergeant Ronnie Conmigo from the PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group filed a complaint against the three vloggers. This led to Judge Lynnette May Deloria-Manarang from Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 124 issuing an arrest warrant. The vloggers are scheduled to appear in court on August 10 for an arraignment at MTC Branch 124.

PNP Chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. stated, “The PNP remains steadfast in upholding the law and ensuring that individuals are held accountable for their deeds. Pranks that induce panic and disrupt public order cannot be taken lightly.”

Before their arrest, Tukomi was able to host a live video where they gave away GCash to their viewers. After being imprisoned, they launched a page called Tukomi Skits, where they plan to provide updates about themselves.

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