BGC marshals beat up, arrest 2 foreigners (video)

A viral YouTube video showing Bonifacio Global City (BGC) marshals beating up and arresting two foreigners on Saturday is making rounds online.

BGC marshals beat up, arrest 2 foreigners
Screenshots from YouTube video
In the video uploaded by a certain ghelo bytes, the 2 men are seen struggling to get free from the hands of the BGC security personnel who are forcefully restraining them.

ABS-CBN News reports that the two foreigners have been identified as British nationals Sam Reynolds and Christopher Edwards. They have been charged with malicious mischief and slight physical injury.

The September 27 incident, which took place at the corner of 5th and 30th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, started when a lady guard confronted the duo for skateboarding on 28th Street.

Edwards and Reynolds allegedly insulted her and a heated argument occured afterwards, senior inspector Charry Deseo of the Taguig City police said.

The female guard, who was shoved, called for help. Another marshal, who attempted to confiscate the skateboard, was allegedly punched by one of the foreigners, initial investigation results revealed.

Reynolds is said to have been brought to a hospital in Taguig. He and Edwards mull on filing a counter-lawsuit against the BGC guards who mauled and arrested them.

Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation released an official statement about the incident.

Regarding a video showing an incident involving BGC’s Marshals:

We have reviewed the video and it indicates that certain members of our security personnel resorted to inappropriate behavior and we are currently conducting a full investigation of this incident.

Meanwhile, we also filed formal charges against the two foreigners who had hit and hurt our lady marshal and another male marshal when their attention was called to certain violations of BGC's community rules, and before their apprehension was captured in the video.