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Bus driver brutally attacked after refusing to give stranger $2

CASTRIES –– A minibus driver is nursing a black and blue eye and cuts and bruises after refusing to give a stranger man $2.

Bus driver Bryan Gregg.

Bus driver Bryan Gregg.

Bryan Gregg, who operates a minibus on the La Croix to Castries route (Route 3A), told St Lucia News Online (SNO) yesterday that he was second in line to leave the city on Saturday, when a man came up to him and requested $2. Gregg said by refusing to give the man the money he was attacked.

“After refusing to do so, he pushed me down on a chair. I didn’t bother to fight back because I didn’t want trouble,” he told SNO.

Gregg said the man went on to remove his hat from his head. After, Gregg said the man disappeared, but it wasn’t long before he returned intent on hurting him.

“I didn’t see him, but he was behind the bus and as I was going to enter my bus; he attacked me with a piece of wood that had nails all over it.”

Gregg said the man lashed him about his face, which led to his sustaining an injury to the eye, and cuts and bruises to the hands. The man used the same wood to lash the front window screen of Gregg’s minibus, which was damaged beyond repair. The 50-year-old man however managed to take away the wood, but the stranger later escaped. The matter was reported to the police and Gregg was taken to hospital. He is now at home nursing his injuries.

The bus driver claims that his attacker is known as Cook and last lived in Cul De Sac. He said people at the bus park know of his whereabouts, but had refused to tell the police his exact location. The man has gone into hiding since the incident. He was recently released from prison.

Gregg said that for the eight years he has been operating his route he has never encountered such. He hopes the police find the perpetrator and that he is placed behind bars.

“I never had problem with this guy . . . . I hardly know him,” the bus driver said.

(St Lucia Online)

Source: (St Lucia Online)

4 Responses to Bus driver brutally attacked after refusing to give stranger $2

  1. Jean Rycroft
    Jean Rycroft July 24, 2014 at 8:02 pm


  2. Jean Rycroft
    Jean Rycroft July 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Very sad!

  3. Althea Morgan
    Althea Morgan July 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm


  4. Hinds Peter July 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Firstly this crime took place in St Lucia.So do not look for the criminal who did it.In Barbados where the victim was born.It will show the victim.That they are the poor and begging all over the world.Well those are the lies of the devil.That if you get an education and be middle class.”You have got it made”.”Do not worry be happy”.It would be a good idea for the victim to take Karate lessons.That he could neutralize such an attack should it happen again.How ever I wish the victim a speedy recovery.I also hope that the attacker is caught.So as to put an end to this particular cycle of violence.I also hope that his(the victim’s) blindness is cured.Because I have always wanted to heal the blind.Peter Carlos Hinds.Friend.


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