An Iloilo teenager who wanted to buy a smartphone suffered misfortune after he bought it with play money.
A report from GMA News Iloilo said Christian Jalido, 18, met with Mary Grace Digomo, who was selling the gadget online, in Arevalo Plaza where the exchange was held.
Jalido reportedly gave Digomo a plastic bag with paper bills in exchange for the phone, but immediately grabbed the phone and ran off.
Digomo found the contents of the plastic bag as play money bills.
Jalido, who admitted of his crime, was then caught and beaten up. He claims he did it out of poverty.
Arevalo police station head Senior Inspector Tranquilino Querubin Jr. said the suspect was uneasy and wanted to immediately get the item.
"Uneasy na ang suspek kaya noong nagkita sila, gusto niyang agad na makuha ang item at umalis agad. Yun pala yung dala-dala niyang pera ay hindi lang peke kundi play money talaga," he told.
[Photo: The Tech Herald]