Friday last April 1st All Fools Day around 4pm the teacher accompanied a man to Rodney’s Arms for reasons unclear in St Catherine where there was an argument which quickly turned violent; after a tussle the teacher sustained a wound to the lower body and then in an unexpected twist the man used a SUV to hit the teacher to the ground and drove away, the SUV was the teacher’s vehicle and it was found abandoned by the Bayside round-about.
The teacher sustained several cuts, bruises and was dazed as curious onlookers assisted him as the SUV sped away according to preliminary information ascertained at the scene of the incident. Even then members of the public were speculating the motive and the strangeness of the sequence of events; one nearby vendor was most expressive according to my source and stopped short of calling it a gay issue.
The suspected motive is one of ‘crime of passion’ a default conclusion police and others easy resort to when men are involved in unusual appearing matters; as is being circulated in police circles according to my source. The teacher has not been forthcoming with the matter too much as yet as he is securing the services of an attorney before proceeding. Others strongly suspect that it is a date gone horribly wrong as they often do and lead to public spats as evidenced only last weekend outside a popular New Kingston strip club car park nearby. Two alleged lesbians had a knock down dragged out fight complete with a captive audience of mostly men cheering and offering learned commentary related to boxing skills and the ladies supposed masculine mannerisms.
The aforementioned vendor’s comments bordering on homophobia is an indication to me that some Jamaicans still just dismiss genuine homophobic matters as nothing more than crimes of passion and of lovers supposedly quarrelling with each other leading to fights and murder.
elsewhere the said story is reported sensationally as:
Gay principal Penis chop off by lover in Portmore – SUV was used to run him over
Bayside Portmore however has factored before in public spats playing out for some reason, maybe the said location of Rodney’s Arms is a popular space for fish, other sea food and entertainment devoid of stigma oddly enough given the myriad of persons who use the space.
In a previous post I had reported on such a matter:
So many are in train and tracking but sometimes they die after a while with no good follow up to determine the findings of legal actions pursued against accused.
Peace and tolerance