By NITZ ARANCON
AFTER the arrest of a capitol employee who was caught using shabu at the capitol compound last week, another provincial government worker — a parking fee collector — is in hot water after a 20-year old store worker accused him of provoking shock and fear in her by masturbating inside the establishment on Don Apolinar Velez Street on Tuesday morning.
The store worker has asked capitol officials to investigate and then punish capitol utility worker Jerry Veloz for allegedly engaging in exhibitionism inside the store at around 8:30 am the other day.
Capitol spokesperson Nicole Managbanag said the complaint reached the attention of capitol park head Lorna Guibone who then referred it to the Office of the Provincial Administrator.
Managbanag said Guibone confronted Veloz about the alleged sexual misconduct inside the store near the capitol park but the man denied it.
Managbanag however quoted Guibone as saying that there was something not right with the way Veloz answered questions about the public masturbation.
A man working near the store said he heard a woman shouting and then rushing outside the establishment on Tuesday morning.
The store worker subsequently went to the Divisoria police where she reported the alleged public masturbation.
She said the capitol collector went inside the store supposedly to buy canned goods. At that time, she said, she was alone with Veloz inside the establishment.
The store worker said she was shocked when she saw Veloz exposing and stimulating himself in front of her.
Her complaint is now with provincial administrator Joselyn Mateo.
According to Managbanag, Veloz, of Xavier Heights, joined the capitol only in Jan. 16 as his retired father’s replacement. She said the parking fee collector did not report for work yesterday.