Security guard hit in the head with a piece of wood
A bold 22-year-old man, who hit a security guard in the head with a piece of wood after he refused to give him money, will know his fate by next week.
When Renison Isaiah Prince, of Hindsbury Road, St Michael appeared before acting Magistrate Elwood Watts, he admitted to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Randel London on July 11. When London attends court on July 22, it will be with a view to awarding him compensation.
Sergeant Theodore MacClean described to the District ‘A’ Traffic Court how Prince hit London
in his head while the security officer was at his workplace.
MacClean explained that on the date in question, London was on duty at Bridge Street Mall, Bridge Street, the City. He was in an office around 3.30 p.m. monitoring surveillance cameras when he heard a door open. He looked up to see a man he knew who frequented the mall.
The man, Prince, approached London and said: “Give me something to go and buy something to eat.” London advised Prince to “go and look for some work,” to which Prince replied: “You better mek sure you got my money before I get back here.”
The complainant then went over to Prince and told him that he could not be addressing him that way for his own money. Prince left the room and London returned to his work.
Fifteen minutes later, the guard heard the door reopening and, assuming it was one of the cleaners, paid no attention. He then felt a blow to his head and realized that Prince had returned with a piece of wood and had struck him.
London took the wood away from Prince, who then ran away. A mall employee took Prince to seek medical attention and police later arrested the attacker.
Today, Prince was granted $7 500 bail and ordered to report to a police station twice weekly. A presentencing report was also ordered, which should be handed over to the court on August 20.