CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A police official will be facing charges for allegedly committing several abuses that included using a waiter’s palm as ashtray while in a drinking session inside a restobar here Friday, an official said.

A report by the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office on Friday said Capt. Calvin Placer and two other companions were having a drink at Jakko’s Grill along Regatta Boulevard when the series of abuses happened.
 
Placer is said to be currently enrolled in the Public Safety Officer Advance Course at the Philippine National Police’s Regional Training School in Barangay Patag here.
 
The course was for his rank promotion to major.
 
Maj. Evan Viñas, city police spokesperson, said Placer allegedly physically abused a waiter and the manager of the establishment located in Barangay Carmen.
 
Viñas said Placer allegedly pointed a gun at the waiter’s stomach, punched him in the face, and even used his palm as ashtray.

He said the suspect singled out the waiter for allegedly not smiling at him.
 
The suspect also allegedly banged the restobar manager’s head on the wall.
 
Viñas added Placer allegedly molested a female customer by holding her hand without her consent, insisted on asking for her phone number, and even followed her to the comfort room.
 
Upon learning that a customer has called the police, Viñas said Placer got out of the restobar and sped off where his car bumped a person riding a mountain bike in Carmen.
 
“The suspect and his companions started drinking at around 8 in the evening. The commotion happened five hours later,” he added.
 
Aside from the administrative case that Placer will be facing, Viñas said the suspect may be charged with sexual assault, physical injury, grave threat, acts of lasciviousness, and reckless imprudence resulting in slight physical injury.
 
He said Placer was brought to the city prosecutor’s office for inquest proceedings Friday afternoon. (PNA)