Woman accused of trashing car with potted plant

| 19/08/2016
Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands courts, George Town

(CNS): A local woman appeared in Grand Court Thursday charged with throwing a plant pot at her ex-husband’s car over a custody dispute in April last year and causing damages of over CI$6,700. Ava Glasgow’s former husband, Rohan Webster, claims that she came to his home where he and his current wife their children, including Glasgow’s daughter, were home asleep. When he woke up and opened the door, after she had been banging loudly, he saw her throw the plant at the windshield of the Honda Accord parked in his driveway. Glasgow denies the allegations and says it was her aggressive and controlling former spouse who threw the plant to set her up.

She claimed she left her home in Crewe Road at around midnight that night after she had spoken by phone with her daughter, who was living with Webster, her father, at the time in Savannah.

Glasgow said her daughter was in distress and she had called the police, but they said it could wait until the next day. She disagreed, she said, and planned to walk there because she really believed her daughter needed her.

As she walked past Country & Western bar, she was given a ride by a stranger, who took her to Savannah. Glasgow claims that when she arrived at the house the lights were on, but when she knocked on the door they were all turned off.

She knocked for a short while but did not receive any response. She said that as she turned to leave, her ex-husband opened the door and came out, so she turned back around and walked towards him. Webster then picked up the pot and she expected him to throw it at her, Glasgow said, but instead he smiled and threw it at the car.

Glasgow claims she yelled that he was crazy and left the scene. She said it was not the first time he had falsely accused her of damaging his car, though she admitted to previously damaging his wife’s car.

Webster claimed that Glasgow often caused scenes, while she claimed he was trying to prevent her from seeing their daughter at the time due to a protracted and antagonistic custody dispute.

The case was heard yesterday by a jury of four men and three women and presided over by Justice Michael Mettyear, who is expected to sum up the short case ahead of their deliberations Friday. Although the charge of damage to property does not carry a custodial sentence, the value of the damage enabled Glasgow to be tried in the Grand Court with a jury.

Category: Courts, Crime

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