ORMOC CITY– A septuagenarian was arrested for illegal possession of firearm and grave threat in Caibiran, Biliran on Monday (Jan.30).

Arrested was Lolito Panes, 74, and a resident of Barangay Asug who was accused to have threatened a neighbor, Michael Masong, 46, report from the local police said.

The two had engaged in a verbal tussle after the victim asked the suspect of cutting his bamboos without asking permission.

But instead of answering the question, the elderly got irked and walked away only to return with a .38 caliber revolver.

This prompted Masong to ask help from village official Felmar Quiñones, who also escorted the suspect to the police station.

Panes did not resist arrest.

Charges for violations of Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code for grave threats and Republic Act 10591, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunitions, and Explosives were filed at the Provincial Prosecutor against the suspect. (ROBERT DEJON)