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‘Good Samaritan’ Reports Receiving Death Threats

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A man who recalled acting as a Good Samaritan by helping to arrest of a man suspected of snatching a chain from a male cruise ship visitor last week,  disclosed that he has received death threats.

The man, who requested anonymity for obvious reasons, said he was conversing with a police officer at the Vendors Arcade in Castries when they heard cries for help.

“Somebody’s killing me,” the man, whom we will call John Doe, recalled someone screaming.

“When we look at the waterfront area, we saw like a guy holding some people and fighting with them,” Doe stated.

Doe told reporters in an interview on Monday that the assailant had an individual in a chokehold.

He explained that he and the police officer with whom he had been conversing ran to the victims’ aid.

Doe said he and the officer held the assailant, who was eventually put in handcuffs.

However, Doe said when he returned to the arcade, he learned that a group of young men had sent a warning that he would become a dead man.

“The day after that, when I came back the next morning, the officer told me try my best not to come in the arcade and be careful on the streets, not to show my face too much in the media because I am a dead man in Saint Lucia for what I do,” he told reporters.

Nevertheless, Doe said his intervention was not to hurt anyone.

“I want the nation to know that I did that, not to hurt anybody, but to defend somebody who is coming here. The tourism industry, that’s the only thing we depend on, and if the young people doing that bold face in the streets of Saint Lucia and we are not taking that serious, just now it will be worse than that,” the Good Samaritan asserted.

But his troubles were far from over.

Die said the police accused him of taking the chain from the man’s pocket who allegedly snatched the item from the cruise ship visitor.

“I never did that,” Doe told reporters.

“I asked them to show me the video. But they drop all the charges for the moment against me. They only have one charge against me for insulting a police officer for the same incident. I am sorry about that,” he stated.

He admitted saying something to an officer that was not ‘pleasant’.

Doe said the City Police put him in the same cell with the man he helped to arrest and another male.

“Is like they put me in a trap and I have to fight for my life and after a time they see like I just give up. Let them kill me inside deh and if I dead inside deh then they’ll have to tell the public why,” he stated.

Doe said they changed his cell, and he had to be hospitalized, eventually being discharged.

He told reporters he learned his lesson.

“I am sorry to say that, but I will never want to find myself in a situation to help somebody again and put my life in such danger,” Doe observed.

He said should he see someone in danger, he would prefer to walk away than assist and put his life at risk.

At the same time, Doe said he was willing to testify anonymously against the man accused of snatching the visitor’s chain.

St. Lucia Times has reached out to the City Police for a statement regarding Doe’s remarks.

PHOTO: Police arrest suspected chain snatcher.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Well well.sorry to hear my bro but I would surely take out the group.or young guys 1 by 1 who wants to threaten my life.seems being a good Samaritan doesn’t do any good no a dayz..smh
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    .kill them b4 they kill you..n.b

  2. Well if all these allegations are true, then one wonders why the police public relations are so poor. I will always support the Forces but they have to improve their public relations and this situation here is not showing the police in a good light…there are so many improvements that are needed in Saint Lucia. I wonder what the authorities are doing on a daily basis getting fat pay checks every month and there is no progress in the country….why hasn’t the police public relations department improve how the police deal with these situations…. including treating everyone with due care and respect….there is backwardness on every level in society…go to the supermarket, cashiers are rude and unaccommodating….go to the bank, the tellers behave like it’s their money you come to take, even the vendors want to beat you if you don’t buy from them…..so much backwardness in society…. yet for religiousity, Saint Lucia takes the bacon…. something is surely wrong in the nation and it is because no one is leading the country ….sad state of affairs to be honest….

  3. wow if that is the true story the we finish in st Lucia. what kind of police we have here. are.the working with the and for the criminals or the criminals working for them?

  4. “The day after that, when I came back the next morning, the officer told me try my best not to come in the arcade and be careful on the streets, not to show my face too much in the media because I am a dead man in Saint Lucia for what I do,” he…..this officer needs to be removed from the force bc now u see again a next man unwilling to help RSLP smph ………the man was helping stop a crime doing the officers JOB YES,!,,,?…….I don’t know why he insulted the officer, but I don’t think he should have been arrested and threatened by the little 6,7’s and this cop! You got cameras everywhere smfh figure it out STLU RSLP… the French specialists and the 200 officers coming April 2nd for Unex will hopefully wake up our officers here!,,,,,, wow woiiiii eh eh AA smPH

  5. If, after all this, the visitor didn’t even receive his chain back, then it will all have been for nothing.

  6. The police who arrested you and place you in tbe cell needs to be jailed. The state now needs yo ptotect you . Come i will help uou put demonds in thrir a…s… s free of charge.

  7. What a shame in st Lucia the wages are so low that even if you have a job that pays 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour, you still have to steal to survive because 3 dollars an hour can’t pay your bills , send your child to school pay rent and put food on your table over 65 percent of the workforce have to steal to make ends meet or we will die from starvation like the people of Gaza . The two political parties are a waste of time they only represent the interest of businesses that fund their political campaigns no wonder they find it difficult to enact a wage rate . I am appealing to private sector workers to not to vote in 26…

  8. Doe, you must be the biggest idiot in town. Are you kidding me? After all the police put you through, you are still willing to give evidence in court against the chain snatcher. you must be joking. You must let the guy go free for the way the police treated you. The tourist got back his chain through your efforts , and that is good enough for you. Case closed.

  9. There are many ‘gods’, but only One GOD, the Father of both !
    “Do not fear of mortal men, which are grass,at the breath of the Almighty they perish.
    They lie in wait for them ownselves, for the LORD will not keep them in power !!
    May ⚖️ justice walk before you and the truth accompanies you !!

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