Ninja Man’s defence

Street character says he suffers from claustrophobia

Anthony Fitzpatrick Ninja Man Lynch today told a Bridgetown magistrate “I deserve bail” as he put forward strong arguments for his release.

“This case supposed to go to the High Court. I can’t represent myself there, so is it possible to get bail here?” the 64-year-old street character, who has been on remand at HMP Dodds, asked Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

However, the prosecutor restated his previous objections to bail, pointing out that the accused had no fixed place of abode; therefore the court would not be able to secure his attendance should he abscond.

“Why is that Sir, you know I am easy to be found. I am well known in Barbados. I am a person that can’t hide,” Ninja Man said adding, “I live in Barbados, I ain’t no foreigner.”

Frederick then asked the accused, who would sign bail on his behalf if granted the opportunity and in response Ninja Man said he would get a family member.

He then explained why he was homeless.

“I could go to welfare and get a house, but I suffer from hydrophobia and the house does haunt me. I have a problem living in houses. That is why the nurses at the Psychiatric Hospital let me go all the time,” he said before the magistrate informed him that hydrophobia was a fear of water.

“Claustrophobia Sir,” the accused man said correcting himself.

“All the police know me, but this prosecutor don’t know me and I don’t know he and I guess that is why he objecting, but I deserve bail,” Ninja Man insisted before he was ordered to have his family member present in court on February 26 when the issue of bail will be discussed.

Ninja Man is accused of entering the St Michael’s Cathedral in The City, sometime between August 6 and 8, and stealing a $125 crucifix and a $25 surge protector belonging to the church.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

3 Responses to Ninja Man’s defence

  1. Saga Boy February 8, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    This man is creative. He is no fool. There should be a way of accommodating him. Putting him in jail or the psychi should be the last resort. He is not a danger to anyone as far as I kn.

  2. Sean Gibbs February 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

    So wait, I thought the church was the house of the lord and is suppose to preach forgiveness. I can’t believe the church getting Ninja man lock up for $150.00. He is homeless and the pastor could have called it a donation to the needy/less fortunate. Shameful.

    • allison archer February 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Sean Gibbs you need a relationship with your Creator Jesus Christ that you may understand justice & compassion

      be bless in Christ’s love


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