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‘It’s A Lie’ – City Police Contradict Good Samaritan’s Story

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A flabbergasted senior City Police official has described as a lie, claims that officers put a man who suggested he was a ‘Good Samaritan’ in the same cell as an individual suspected of snatching a cruise ship visitor’s chain last week.

“It’s a lie,” the official told St. Lucia Times, while rejecting claims that the man had helped to arrest the suspect.

The ‘Good Samaritan’ had declared that he helped in the arrest, but  said officers later accused him of taking the chain from the suspect’s pocket.

A senior City Police official cleared the air by telling the St. Lucia Times that the ‘Good Samaritan’ never assisted officers in arresting the alleged chain snatcher, but a video recording showed him pushing his hands in the suspect’s pocket.

The official said officers arrested the ‘Good Samaritan’ after responding to a disturbance in the Vendors Arcade.

According to the official, during the arrest, the man, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, threatened officers.

The official told St. Lucia Times the officers put him in a cell with others, but not where the alleged chain snatcher was.

The officers reported informing him of his rights.

However, the senior City Police official said the ‘Good Samaritan’ started fighting with his cellmates, and officers transferred him to another cell.

But about two hours later, the official said officers had to call an ambulance when the ‘Good Samaritan’ appeared to have a seizure.

Nevertheless, the official said medical staff at the OKEU Hospital could find nothing wrong with him.

He later allegedly left the hospital and went to the City Police headquarters in Castries on Saturday to collect some of his belongings, where officers took him into custody.

However, the official accused the man of ‘pretending’ to have another seizure and was transported back to the OKEU Hospital.

On Monday, officers formally charged him in connection with disorderly behaviour and insulting the police.

He received police bail and will appear in court in May to answer the charges.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you officer for for telling me thuth.The liar should remain in jail for spewing false lies..

  2. A video I saw, clearly showed a thief pushing his hand in the chain snatcher’s pocket while on the ground. That second thief was among the crowd of onlookers not assisting police but his own self. If that thief is the same so called Good Samaritan, and what the police claimed he did while in custody is true, he is a typical con artist. His Good Samaritan story never appeared real or believable to me. I thought: “How could the cops be so unappreciative of a Good Samaritan who performed his civic duty assisting law enforcement law enforcement (them) ?”

  3. I watched the video and I literally saw someone reaching into the pocket of the individual being detained..it is as clear as day. If this is the individual mentioned in the article accusing the police …I rest my case. These go for nothing Lying Lucians need to stop for real….go hide under a rock 🪨 you fool.

  4. While I found the whole saga as reported on the news last night highly entertaining (especially the beat down he got in the cell), I also thought it highly questionable, as relayed by the ‘Good Samaritan’.

    A story always has three sides …

  5. F — The City Police … waste of time …. money … . Good for f…ll . Disband immediately.

  6. Mbc prime news reporter need to be more professional because why waste time and interview someone without proper evidence. It’s an embarrassment to listen to this ” Good Samaritan” story.

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