American Arrested For Malicious Mischief Dies In Cebu

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I wonder what happened here, drugs maybe? 

 

 

CEBU, Philippines - A 51-year-old American national who was detained at the Fuente Police Station died a day after he was arrested for alleged malicious mischief.

 

Mark Gerard Pikl, a native of California who was staying at a hotel in Cebu City, died at the Cebu City Medical Center around 8:35 p.m. on Thursday

 

According to Senior Inspector Peter Hartzel Bellido, Chief Officer of the Fuente Police Station, Pikl was arrested for unjust vexation and malicious mischief for allegedly destroying doors and barging into other rooms of the hotel.

 

Pikl was detained at the police station for about a day.

 

Bellido said he noticed that Pikl was acting wild and they had a hard time controlling him because of his behavior inside the police station.

 

Bellido said that around 7:55 p.m., Police Officer 2 Alexander Cabral Terado, desk officer on duty, was about to get the fingerprints of Pikl when Terado noticed that Pikl was having difficulty breathing.

 

 

The police called the Emergency Response Team of Sambag II whose personnel then administered first aid on Pikl.

 

After getting Pikl’s vital signs, the first aiders brought him to the CCMC, but the American national was declared dead on arrival.

 

Bellido said they are still trying to contact the US consul who is still attending APEC gathering in Manila.

 

He added that they will conduct further investigation into Pikl’s medical history and will wait for result of the autopsy to determine the main reason of his death. — 

 


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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

 

Agreed.

 

Here in the UK, and I dare say in the States and in the Land of Oz, we would suspect police using "inappropriate restraint", but that seems less likely if he had been in the cop shop for a day. 

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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

 

Agreed.

 

Here in the UK, and I dare say in the States and in the Land of Oz, we would suspect police using "inappropriate restraint", but that seems less likely if he had been in the cop shop for a day. 

Yes. I thought similar.  (If it wasn't internal bleedings after hits from police at stomach or kidneys.)

 

(A technique to hold down fighting person AFTER handcuffed teached in some European countries EARLIER, can make the person CAN'T BREATH by the to hard pressure at the chest/back. But I believe that technique is skiped now after a drug adict died by that in Sweden during the transport to a police station. Of course he fought laying at the van floor, trying to get possibility to breath.)

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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

Yeah, I wouldn't rule out substance abuse.  I hope his family was informed.

 

On the subject of unjust vexation, I'm really confused even when I read several definitions to it.  Anybody have any ideas on this particular charge?  One would think that malicious mischief charge would be sufficient?  

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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

Yeah, I wouldn't rule out substance abuse.  I hope his family was informed.

 

On the subject of unjust vexation, I'm really confused even when I read several definitions to it.  Anybody have any ideas on this particular charge?  One would think that malicious mischief charge would be sufficient?  

 

I'm with you, Jake. I've never heard of anyone  unjustly vexating... :89:

 

(I can be slow, but consistent sometimes-this being one of those cases).

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This story made our local news here. It was said that he was a retired corrections officer from nearby Salem Or.

I agree with Jake, it sounds like he was reacting badly to alcohol or even drugs of some type. 

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Just on the surface of things, it seems he either had drugs in him (illegal) ir lack of drugs in him (prescribed). A hotel environment might mean he hasn't been to the PI very long. Either way, poor man.

Yeah, I wouldn't rule out substance abuse.  I hope his family was informed.

 

On the subject of unjust vexation, I'm really confused even when I read several definitions to it.  Anybody have any ideas on this particular charge?  One would think that malicious mischief charge would be sufficient?  

 

 

This might help.

 

https://attypunzi.wordpress.com/2006/09/09/blog-lecture-no-67-unjust-vexation/

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This story made our local news here. It was said that he was a retired corrections officer from nearby Salem Or.

I agree with Jake, it sounds like he was reacting badly to alcohol or even drugs of some type. 

Hey, I am from Salem. I bet my Dad will know his name.

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This story made our local news here. It was said that he was a retired corrections officer from nearby Salem Or.

I agree with Jake, it sounds like he was reacting badly to alcohol or even drugs of some type. 

Hey, I am from Salem. I bet my Dad will know his name.

 

Hmmm......were you an inmate at Oregon State Penitentiary at Salem?  

 

 

 

Joke lang, pare......

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