Birthday boy stabbed 13 times at lime
PORT OF SPAIN –– Akil Thomas, 26, befriended a 23-year-old man on the social networking site Facebook about a year ago. On Sunday, he decided to go one step farther and invited the young man to his birthday lime, which took place at the Cocorite Fishing Depot, near Peake’s. Instead, Thomas, of East Dry River, Port of Spain, was attacked by a group of men and stabbed 13 times.
The incident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. and he tried to escape by going into the sea, but his attackers eventually forced him back on land, then robbed and stabbed him. Thomas said he believed the incident was a setup and added he was lucky to be alive because he pretended to be dead.
After his attackers left the scene, he made his way to the Western Main Road where he was taken to the hospital. Investigations are continuing.