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Student admits to threatening man

COURT TODAY BLOCKA teenager who threatened to hit a man with two rocks was reprimanded and discharged earlier today.

Seventeen-year-old Shanique Latiffa Haynes of Sea Breeze Drive, The Crane, St Philip admitted that on July 24 she used unlawful violence toward Rashad Lorde and that her behaviour was such that it caused others who were present to fear for Lorde’s safety.

The District ‘A” Magistrates’ Court heard that Lorde was at Brandons Beach with a friend when he and another male got into an altercation. Haynes, along with others, confronted Lorde, who fled the scene and ran into a neighbour’s verandah. The student followed the complainant, took up two rocks and challenged him to come out.

Lorde reported the matter to police and Haynes, accompanied by her mother, later turned herself in to police.

When asked whether she had anything to say to the court, Haynes said she never touched Lorde. She also apologized to the court.

“When you see persons involved in anything, what are you to do?” Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant asked her.

“Walk away,” the teen replied.

“And in some instances, you run away,” the Magistrate stressed. “Don’t get yourself involved in things that don’t concern you and conduct yourself like a young lady.”


2 Responses to Student admits to threatening man

  1. Brien King
    Brien King August 16, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Threatening someone is enough to have you imprisoned and ya had two bajan guns in ya hand at that, so he could see what could have come next if they were fired at him, so the threat was very real, especially with the others that she was with that gang up on him. However, it is hardly the case that a woman would go to jail for attacking a man.


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