Loop News arrived on the scene just in time to see police keeping the crowd at bay. The man, who said his name is "Sky", told Loop News that he was walking with three friends when the mob descended on them and they ran in different directions.
Sky said he ran into the popular bank's parking lot. A policeman arrived quicky on the scene and called for assistance. Not long after that, a team of cops descended on the location and drove Sky to safety.
"Is a good thing I used to play dandy shandy; that's why I could have sight the stones," Sky said.
"I am gay and they wanted to beat me because I am gay. But I am comfortable with who I am," added the man, who taunted the crowd by showing them his buttocks before entering the police vehicle.
Jamaica has a reputation for being intolerant of the gay lifestyle (Loop should have said homosexuality and stop confusing effeminacy with sexual orientation)
Members of the crowd were unsympathetic towards the man.
"Ah lucky him lucky, you saved his life," a dreadlocked man told the cop who had arrived first on the scene.
Added another man: "They should have let him out and give him to us."
Ironically, some members of the crowd praised the policeman for his efforts, some folks are getting sensible and are realizing that it makes no sense to attack persons simply because they are different than you.