Student admits to threatening man
A 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.”