Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Cayman Brac woman pepper-sprayed & subdued after making threat to kill

A woman had to be pepper-sprayed and subdued by police after mistakenly claiming her handbag had been stolen at a bar and then threatening to kill a man.

Just before 8pm yesterday (June 18), police were called to a bar on Watering Place Road on Cayman Brac, where a customer complained that her bag had been stolen. Officers attempted to calm the woman, who appeared to be highly intoxicated, and investigated the report, ultimately locating her bag and returning it to her. 

It was unclear that any theft had occurred. The woman then began making threats to kill a man in the officers’ presence, and lunged at the man. 

When officers intervened, the woman assaulted the officers and was pepper-sprayed and subdued.

The woman, age 23 of Cayman Brac, received medical treatment and is still under medical observation in police custody. 

She was arrested for making threats to kill, disorderly conduct at a licensed premises, resisting arrest and assaulting police.

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