A security guard that gone crazy

@rsa101 (28951)
Philippines
March 2, 2020 8:17am CST
Just this morning a security guard of a mall had gone mad by taking in hostage of the mall’s admin office. It took 10 long hours of negotiations before he finally surrendered to the authorities. It was lengthy negotiations that happened since they tried to know what caused him to do such thing. It was known that he has grievances about how they were treated as security guards in that establishment and wanted to air his sentiments to the public. He was supposed to asks his fellow guards to help him out with his grievances but not one guards had supported his cause prompting him to just hostage about 30 employees for 10 hours. I was almost sympathetic with him since I know how hard their job is but his method wasn’t right. There were many forums where he could do that but shooting a fellow guard and taking hostage employees are definitely wrong in many angles. I am just glad the situation were resolved peacefully.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar
There seems to be more and more of these types of events occurring.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
This happened 1st time in our place.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar
@rsa101 I hope it is the last for a long, long time.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
3 Mar
@JudyEv I hope so too. We rarely have those moments in a commercial area since the security is always tight at every entry point of every mall. But I guess there are lapses especially when the guard itself is the one that is the suspect.
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@RebeccasFarm (11224)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Mar
Yes I had seen the live video as of now he has not released the people. This is not the way to handle being fired. He certainly wont get his job back taking hostages.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
It was resolved peacefully but at the start he hurt a fellow guard trying to stop him and took a bunch of hostages. He just ruined his career bu doing that and practically his life.
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• Denver, Colorado
2 Mar
@rsa101 Yes and now he will be charged. I am glad it was resolved and the people are safe. He must have been under incredible stress to do this foolish thing.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
@RebeccasFarm I think he got frustrated when he was complaining with his superiors but was not taken seriously by them. He went awol for two weeks prompting to replaced him with another one. This hot him more irked that he was just replaced without being given the chance to explain his side.
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@sol_cee (23767)
• Philippines
2 Mar
It’s like what you see in the movie.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
Kind of but less the actual since the whole 10 hour was negotiations between the police and the hostage taker. But all ended peacefully with just one wounded in the process.
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@sol_cee (23767)
• Philippines
3 Mar
@rsa101 no Cardo Dalisay to save the day? lol lol
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
3 Mar
@sol_cee Oh nothing of that sort of thing there. Although the hostage taker seems to be very brave to air his sentiments out but I still think he could have used other avenues to air this. He could have gotten more sympathy from many but his methods were just very wrong that it went against him instead.
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@LadyDuck (306716)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
Well, that was not the right way to have his voice listened, even if he was right, he did something wrong.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
That’s correct. His way does not justify his means. I believe he has valid concerns about his job conditions but he just went overboard when he hurt his fellow guard and tried to hostage a bunch of employees along.
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@LadyDuck (306716)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
@rsa101 He definitely went overboard, you always must be polite if you want to be listened.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
4 Mar
@LadyDuck I agree he allowed his feelings to control over him and it went back on him and it became unfavorable on him. Sad he had to go through this where I know there is a place where he can go to where he could be heard for his grievances.
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2 Mar
Saw this also in the local news earlier. I think the authorities and labor related government agencies should also take a look closely on the welfare of the people working at the mall. It wouldn't be a big tirade if they have only given him some compensation prior to kicking him out of the workplace. I feel like there was also a negligence between the company too. But he should have done it the legal and right way and not making a big scene. All prayers to those who are involved.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
True there should be investigations after this incident. Although I do not agree with the method he applied to be heard, I stil think that he has valid point in what he was fighting for in that end. His means does not justify his end.
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3 Mar
@rsa101 I agree, maybe he was so desperate that his voice was able to bea heard but I mean, there are other ways he could have complaint and let the elephant of the room be exposed such as looking for a TV network and expose it there or call the cops for it. He should have think twice on making such decision. Thanks for your reponse.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
3 Mar
@StyleWithSense But in the end of it all his cause may end up defeated becuase of what he did. He will for sure be prosecuted for gunning down his fellow guards and for taking hostage a number of employees and disrupting business operations of the establishment. All his grievances will be overshadowed by what he did.
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@Ajy78613 (1972)
• India
2 Mar
Thanks to god
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
Yeah he has valid grievances but used the wrong way to air it. He could have made it without resorting to violence and hostage taking.
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@Ajy78613 (1972)
• India
3 Mar
@rsa101 ohh i see
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• Philippines
3 Mar
And he was even allowed to have a press con of sorts with FB live streaming?? Had I been one of the hostages, I would've grabbed his microphone and hit his head with it.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
3 Mar
Yeah I guess he was a bit pampered but I guess all for the sake of avoiding any further incidence he was allowed to air his side of the story. But I guess this will all go against him for doing that since violence will never resort to any good even though you have a point in what you are fighting for.
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@thelme55 (53630)
• Germany
2 Mar
It was on our German news this evening. Very horrifying.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
Yeah there was just one wounded and he is in stable condition already. The hostage taker surrendered in the end after 10 hours negotiations he was convinced bu the mayor himself to put his arms down and was even given the chance to talk to the media about his grievances. All his demands were accommodated including his request for his superior to resign from his post. It was just that business was interrupted in the process and the store’s reputation was tarnished.
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@Corbin5 (206627)
• United States
2 Mar
He does seem to not have been rational when he did this. So glad there was no loss of life during this.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
2 Mar
Yeah he seems to be not in the right frame of mind but he has valid reasons to air. Although I do not agree with the means he used in that situation.
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@resukill22 (24982)
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
4 Mar
I saw that news,
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@Hannihar (103774)
• Israel
3 Mar
@rsa101 He must have really has a beef against them that he did it. I did not know he shot a fellow guard. That is not good.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
4 Mar
From what I read he went to the mall and talk to fellow guards to join him in what he is fighting for and support him. But of course the guards refused to since they know the guard was relieved from duty after becoming AWOL for 2 weeks. Feeling frustrated over that he shot his supervisor and taken hostage 30 employees of the mall administration.
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@Hannihar (103774)
• Israel
4 Mar
@rsa101 People do strange things if stressed and under pressure and are frustrated and feel very alone.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
4 Mar
@Hannihar True his action made him at the bad side of things. He may have a point in what he wants to correct in the system but he was clouded in anger and frustrations in what he wants to expose.
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@rappeter13 (8571)
• Romania
5 Mar
It is never a solution to hurt people who did nothing wrong to you! There has to be another way to make your voice heard.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
5 Mar
I totally agree with you. There are many ways that people will start hearing you. I think it just came to a point that he feels nobody is taking him seriously that is why he resorted to this way. But he is totally wrong since it will all turn against him after what he did.
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• Romania
5 Mar
@rsa101 Those people are not at fault that his job is not taking seriously. You always have to find the correct people to speak with or get their attention at.
• Philippines
6 Mar
I think he just went out of his mind and agitated since the problem can't be done by legal means. Tulfo mentioned it won't be the last time since he had tried to help more than a dozen security guards who have the same problem as he is. Not to mention he didn't have evidence to it.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
6 Mar
But still resorting to hurting a fellow guard and taking in hostage 30 employees is not right. He may have aired his concerned but in the end he loses it since he was arrested for those misdeeds. He has a lot of venues to go to. There is the organization for security guards, Raffy Tulfo can help if he needs to air his side of the story. His being AWOL for two weeks is also a point against him.
@GreatMartin (16069)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4 Mar
So he 'solved' his problem by frightening 30 people and probably ending up in jail? Not too smart!
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
5 Mar
I do not know what his intention was. He said he just wants to air some anomalous practice in the Mall's security operations but after all of it he was still arrested for causing trouble on them.