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Paulo Avelino Defends Jake Cuenca After Controversial Police Car Chase

'I wouldn't stop for anyone shooting my vehicle wearing civilian clothes.'
Paulo Avelino Defends Jake Cuenca After Police Car Chase
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Over the weekend, news broke out that Jake Cuenca got arrested after his SUV allegedly hit a police car. According to the police, a car chase ensued when the SUV did not stop, ending in the vicinity of Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City. A delivery rider, who is now in stable condition, got hit by a stray bullet when the police fired at Jake's car. 

ABS-CBN reports that Jake's father says he is innocent and that he didn't stop because the police, who were conducting a buy-bust operation, were wearing civilian clothes at that time. 

Jake's friend Paulo Avelino recently took to Twitter to defend him. Retweeting a news report about the incident, Paulo wrote: "I wouldn't stop for anyone shooting my vehicle wearing civilian clothes. Pass through a checkpoint? Hinarang ba? If someone was shooting me it's either I shoot back or run for my life. Wrong place wrong time." 

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According to Paulo, Jake was on his way to his house because he had just recovered from COVID-19. He wrote: "Same thing I would do for someone I love. If you get COVID then F it. I wouldn't care if I get it too. I'm taking care of you whether I get it or not. If I die due to COVID, I'll be happy I did it for someone I love." 

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Paulo added that Jake's car had no dents and encouraged everyone to get their facts straight. 

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GMA News reports that the four policemen who shot at Jake's car are under "restrictive custody." As of this writing, Jake has not released an official statement regarding the incident. 

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