Wanted Taxi UWT 401: Passenger shares close call experience

Kiko Padilla was on the way home when the taxi incident happened. He decided to take a cab on the night of July 5 (Sun) due to long wait for a jeepney ride.
Kiko Padilla taxi incident
Photo by Kiko. Cab driver punched Kiko Padilla in the face 
Kiko told the driver to take him to a jeepney terminal for C5 (Sto. Nino station).

I decided to sit right behind the driver, said Kiko.

Along the way, he smelled something like an acetone, a flammable industrial solvent that is commonly used to remove nail polish.

Sensing that something bad is going to happen, he immediately texted his landlord, "Kuya namamanhid paa ko. Naninigas daliri ko. Di ako makahinga, amoy acetone yung taxi. Kuya anong gagawin ko. UWT 401 plate number ng taxi" (My legs are getting numb, fingers getting stiff, can't breathe, the taxi has acetone. What shall I do? The taxi's plate number is UWT 401)

He then hid his mobile phone inside his underwear.

Apparently, Kiko was put to sleep. He woke up somewhere near ARCA in Taguig, while in the state of being dragged out of the vehicle.

A struggle ensued.

The driver took Kiko's bag in order to look for something valuable to take.

The driver sped away with Kiko's wallet containing his salary.

Here's the full text of Kiko's story as posted on his Facebook account:
Yan po nangyari sakin kagabe...
9pm last night, dahil sa Sobrang tagal ng jeep nag decide ako na mag taxi nalang. Dun ako umupo sa seat ng likod ng driver (sa left side)Then ang sabi ko ihatid ako sa terminal ng jeep to c5 (sto nino station)
On the way I smell something like an acetone. So nagtx ako agad sa lanlord ko. Ang sabe ko ganito.
Kuya namamanhid paa ko. Naninigas daliri ko. Di ako makahinga, amoy acetone yung taxi. Kuya anong gagawin ko. UWT 401 plate number ng taxi
Then tinago KO agad phone KO sa loob ng brief ko. Nagising nalang ako nung hinila nya ko pababa ng taxi.. on that time nasa ARCA na pala Kami (malapit sa tenement) sinuntok ako 3 times sa tyan then he hit me again sa face dahil mga sa ayaw kong ibigay ang bag ko.. then dahil sa nanghihina ako nakuha nya bag ko.. kinalkal nya then tinaktak hangang malaglag wallet ko.. he took my money (yung sahod KO) then umalis na sya. Buti di ako kinapkapan for sure baka pati phone KO nakita din nya.. then nakatulog ako for a while. I let myself to take a rest nagising lang ako nung umulan.. since wala akong kapera pera nilakad KO simula tenement hangang c5 (to boarding house) then I told it to my lanlord..
Please help me to find that driver
Mataba
Moreno
May nunal sa ilong
Then may tattoo sa braso.
Kindly inform me kung Makita nyo yung plate number na yun.
If you happen to see the said taxi, with the driver matching Kiko's description, kindly contact him through Facebook. Else, alert the police and Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

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