Security guard run down by suspect at marina

| 19/08/2019 | 137 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): A security guard is in critical condition after a run-in with trespassers at a George Town restaurant and yacht marina Sunday night. Police said they received a report around 8:45pm about an altercation at a business at the end of North Sound Road. A security guard had come upon four young men using the pool at the George Town Yacht Club, which was closed to the public at the time. The guard spoke to the young people, who left but they returned a little later with two more friends.

The six young men then began throwing rocks at the security officer and other staff at both the restaurant and nearby marina, hitting several people and injuring at least one person. But at some point one of the young men managed to get into a vehicle parked outside near the marina area and proceeded to drive towards and hit the security guard, seriously injuring him.

The suspect then got out of the vehicle and fled the scene with the rest of the gang.

The guard who was struck by the vehicle and another man who was hit with a rock were both taken to the George Town hospital. The man who was hit with the rock has since been discharged but the security guard remains at the hospital in critical condition.

The matter is now under investigation and police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the men at the location earlier in the afternoon/evening is asked to contact George Town CID at 949-4222.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe the insanity that is happening in our little country. What happened at GTYC is a direct result of poor parenting, substandard public education, and the lack of opportunity created by our government’s willingness to allow the importation of inexpensive labor. If these young people aren’t being parented and properly educated, they will be apathetic towards being part of a merit based society. They will see no value in becoming educated and joining the workforce. Couple that with the fact that they see inexpensive foreign labor doing everything from security guard to supermarket cashier to airport check-in to coffee house barista to plumber to mechanic to waitress to bartender to to to to to. It is no wonder why some young people are lost and disillusioned and lashing out violently. And before you damn me as just another foreigner-basher, don’t waste your time. I have no problem with importing foreign labor, IF AND WHEN our country is at or near full employment. Period. As it should be in any country. As it is in YOUR home country. And I’m not by any means excusing this disgustingly violent act at GTYC. I’m saying look at what the least advantaged members of our country have to work with. Look at what they have to look forward to once they have to fend for themselves. Instead of pouring hundreds of millions of dollars worth of concrete and steel into the GT harbor, our country needs to invest that money, ingenuity and effort into our PEOPLE! Fix public education. Encourage and support proper parenting. What good will it do to have more tourist visiting if our country is plagued with hopelessness and violent crime??

    • Ironside says:

      While most of your comments have great merit and is correct for the most part, none can excuse this gross and unprovoked behaviour by these youths. I don’t care how disenfranchised they are or to be. Even more so because we don’t know if they even are a product of poor parenting and/or proper education or even higher learning. I’m totally disgusted and sure hope law enforcement is able to find and submit for prosecution as well as compensation to the aggrieved parties.

    • Anonymous says:

      First, by most economists standards we already are at or near full employment in percentage of workforce terms. Second, in what universe does failure to seek a minimum wage job entitle you to run people over and attack security guards?

    • Anonymous says:

      Speaking to several Caymanian business owners who actively run their own business (not silent partners), they won’t hire Caymanians. Too many times they have hired young Caymanians for these lower paying, hard work type jobs and they said that they either don’t show up or walk out after one day. It costs quite a bit of money to go through the hiring and onboarding process – and when you have a proven trend of people not willing to do the work – you get disenfranchised to using Caymanians for the positions. Sad situation, but while there are Caymanians who are able and willing to do what it takes to find work and excel – just like everywhere else, there are those who aren’t. And while I expect someone knows a particular person who is bright, educated, capable and willing and hasn’t found their ideal job, there are a lot of other people that fit the above problem profile. These “stereotypes” come from somewhere. I agree that a lot of it has to do with societal issues – but “importation” of labor is a symptom of the issue – not the cause.

      • Ironside says:

        Well put and some interesting statistics that those of us who are old enough and lived here long enough are aware of this common issue, as seen globally. We see the impact and direct results more frequently because, well, scale differences compared to larger locations with more population.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And in UK news –

    The tragedy here (and in the UK) is that private security officers are prohibited from carrying even non-lethal weapons like pepper spray and tasers. In the UK even private ownership of useful things like ASPs is prohibited.

    I’ve lived and worked in places where CCW, or the local equivalent of it, was the norm. Crime levels there were pretty close to zero. Simple fact of life – scumbags will use cars as a weapon if, as just happened in the UK, they know the people they’re trying kill aren’t armed. If they thought trying it would result in the windshield being riddled with 9mm or .223 rounds would they do it? Old saying, ‘You have to fight fire with fire.’ Forget locking them up – shoot the SoBs.

    • Anonymous says:

      Kill swimming trespassers? How about phones and protocol training for minimum wage security guards? By no means am I suggesting that either deserved any of this, but consider that neither security employee escalated this ratcheting encounter, far above their pay-grade, to 9-1-1 dispatch. Why didn’t they call the professional crime fighters? It’s likely, that right up until unfortunate impact, waving their hands, neither thought they’d actually be run down maliciously in a parking lot, because what kind of psycho would do that over a nuisance swimming trespass? If we strive to arm every untrained person to shoot first at any of their perceived threats, every cyclist in the Cayman Islands would be shooting their way through a normal commuting day of traffic leaving a trail of death. Absurd.

      • Right ya so says:

        Anonymous 21/08/2019 at 11:05 am – who says they didn’t escalate to 911? Perhaps the response received wasn’t as prompt as it should be…..

  3. Anonymous says:

    These punks sound like the cray cray crew of Cayman Brac. Did somebody let their ringleader out early?

    • Anonymous says:

      Blaming peaceful Cayman Brac for problems born and raised on another island.


      • Anonymous says:

        8:20 am, the Brac got some very bad young men, facts is facts so don’t try to say different.

        • Anonymous says:

          Fact is that ALL teenagers make trouble at some point.

          Fact is this is GRAND CAYMAN issue. How the hell can you bring the Brac into this?

          The boy that ran the guard over is a BRACKA? Are any of them Brackas? How you going imply the ring leader is from the Brac? GTFOH

  4. Anonymous says:

    Shit families, strike again.

  5. Anonymous says:

    School starts down south in a couple weeks. The calm will return soon.

  6. Just Love says:

    This boys need to be rehabilitated or seek psychological intervention. There are reasons why they act this way, probably they are neglected at home or don’t feel love and belongingness. Instead of them placing to prison, they should be placed in rehabilitation center where they will be busy honing their talents and learning craft that will be beneficial upon their released.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do realize he attempted to murder someone right?

      • Anonymous says:

        I count it as two. One struck in the head with a rock, and another run over.

        • Anonymous says:

          If they perpetrated this assault in Miami they would possibly be laying on a stainless-steel pull out drawer in Dade morgue. No excuses for such an attack . Its a shame security guards and the RCIPS are largely expected to do their jobs unarmed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh yes, the Communist ‘re-education’ scenario, as if they don’t know their own minds.
      Jail their feral asses!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      My best guess is they are on their way back to Jamaica. School starts soon.

      • Anonymous says:

        They are unfortunately probably ours. Some of their fathers are probably in Jamaica though….

      • Anonymous says:

        THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        5:54 am. Blame C A L. They put in more flights to Jam for the summer and stopping Montego Bay, causing others flights to be delayed. I guess its going to be lots of thumbs down for this, thats why is so much crime and corruption in this country. Because it seems most people are for it.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re a bad guesser.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is clearly a continuous trend in the breakdown of the family, as more and more, parents spend less time with kids, working long hours and going out, compounded by the prevalent use of social media etc.

    Put that aside for a minute. Its easy to find the impostures. They live in the surrounding area as they travelled on foot, were quick to return with two additional friends, and they seem to know the area quite well so as to be so brazen in their acts. They have visited the marina before, several times. Easy catch?

  8. Anonymous says:

    This incident is beyond the RCIP. This has cultural roots for sure. CIG Best start building six more cells at Northward as these guys will be in and out. Attempted murder charge for the one driving and attempted GBH for the other 5. Maybe the 2 that drove back should get inciting violence too. Cayman has turned into a SHIT hole of rapists, thieves, sexual predators and gangsters. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS IN ORDER!

    • Anonymous says:

      Need corporal punishment like Singapore where they can be taken out and be giving a good beating. But the good people of Cayman would kick against it big time, and the politicians are afraid of losing votes. That’s why nothing will ever be done about crime here.

    • Anonymous says:

      What the hell will 6 more cells do?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Stop importing criminals!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Too many foreigners here that is the problem, but this is what our government is welcoming with open arms. It WILL continue to get worse. Don’t be surprised.

    • Anonymous says:

      1. I’m a Caymanian.

      But this is nothing to do with foreigners! Parents have left children to raise themselves with no reprimand for bad behaviour. So they continue… our island gets worst.
      No one is held accountable. Not the children, not the parents.

      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanian by blood? Any who, you have a point and I do as well.
        1. Bad parenting
        2. Criminal foreigners

        • Anonymous says:

          What exactly is Caymanian blood?
          Oh yes, a mix of British, Honduran, Jamaican and any other blood that has made Cayman it’s home for the last 200 years.
          Sorry bobo, no indigenous blood here.

          • Anonymous says:

            Caymanians by blood are those who have family ties to the first settlers of Cayman. Also, born in the islands on or before March 26, 1977 and born to the parents of those born within that time frame makes you have Caymanian blood. Whether the blood is indigenous or not it’s not the point.

            • Anonymous says:

              So a child born in Cayman after 1977 to someone also born in Cayman after 1977 does not have “Caymanian blood” (unless they have some unexplained relationship to a “first settler” – not sure how you define first settler or how you prove the linkage? But equally following your definition if I am a Cornishman with ancestral relationships to the first Boddens to come here I also have Cayman blood, even though I have never set foot in the islands?

              Struggling to see the logic here, or the relevance of the cut off point of 1977. Shouldn’t it -if we are being all ancestral about this – way earlier than that?

              • Anonymous says:

                If you studied the laws of the country that you kill to live in maybe you might understand it a bit more. But yes you can have Cayman blood without setting foot into the Cayman Islands.

              • Anonymous says:

                I said BEFORE 1977. TAKE YOUR TIME AND READ PLEASE.

            • Anonymous says:

              If you really believe this you are an idiot

              • Anonymous says:

                3:52 I can tell you are indeed an idiot and know nothing about anything. That’s is a true idiot. Lucky you!

          • Anonymous says:

            Caymanians by blood are those who have family ties to the first settlers of Cayman. Also, those born in the islands on or before March 26, 1977 and the children birthed from those Caymanians within that time and the connection carries on. That’s Caymanian blood.
            Do you have it?

            • Nome says:

              We are all humans.
              Go back far enough and we are all related.

              Could we start DNA testing for Caymanianess?
              However this could take us back to our very distant African ancestors.

              Could Caymanian perhaps be a state of mind?

              I suggest that we are nothing but human.

              Breaking society down between ‘us’ and ‘them’ is how the racism, hatred and violence start and we will become another Jamaica.

              • Anonymous says:

                That is so true. We don’t want to become another Jamaica. That’s not being racist right?

          • Anonymous says:

            Ninja turtles?

          • Anonymous says:

            And you think any of the Jamaican or Honduran blood you reference is “indigenous’” to those countries?

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes, I’m a born Caymanian, with 2 born-Caymanian parents.

          I can not see how this is a foreigner’s problem. I can bet the last dollar in my account, that all of those little boys were born Caymanians. Watch. We have an issue here. We are so quick to point fingers at foreigners and blame them for every little thing, forgetting that we have so much home grown, US influenced bad behaviours. All you have to do is watch TV. Watch Youtube. The music videos. The children are acting out what they see

          • Anonymous says:

            Like I said earlier, please call the tip line and assist our officers. They need your help. Without it the arrest cannot be made.

            • Anonymous says:

              If they shared cctv footage and descriptions with the public, we may be better able to help.

              • Anonymous says:

                Exactly but if someone knows who it is that will also be of a great help. We need to assist our officers they can’t do it alone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wait until there are a 100 K people living here, then we will see plenty more. Traffic jams Crime and corruption, the end is coming to our way of life in Cayman and no one seems to care.

    • Right ya so says:

      You really think this is “foreigners”?! This is our own children, born & bred right here in Cayman. You really think one of their mama’s, aunts, baby mothers or gfs doesn’t know who these delinquents are – that the same old, same old shroud of secrecy will protect them and allow them to continue behaving this way until they are stopped either by prison or death.!? They better hope the guard recovers fully.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well since you know who it is please call the tips line and let the police know so they can proceed with the arrest.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:17am …..All six will be outed as Caymanians

      • Anonymous says:

        And when that happens, these self-deluded bigots will still blame Jamaicans for their bad influences. Or Dart for stratifying the population. Or the Brits, or Yanks or Hondurans or whoever. It’s never the fault of Caymanians – they’re all good boys, you know.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Implement capital punishment.

    • Anonymous says:

      …or enforce the immigration and maintenance laws.

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      A little harsh don’t ya think? How about a little rehabilitation. Cayman let alot of youth down and now we are sowing the seeds aren’t we!

      • Tony Ward says:

        no, you are watching the crop rot on the vine because noone took care of it.

      • Anonymous says:

        @12:03 Rehab? Cayman let the youth and the Community down by taking strapping out of the schools. This is a major cause for many of the youth behavior problems today. Worthless parents are also responsible!

        Many (not all) of our youth have no respect for anyone including themselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        Cayman let them down? How is this the problem of the country when the first people, the parents, don’t do their part?

      • Anonymous says:

        Running over a human being and you propose a slap on the hand. How about attempted murder?

      • Anonymous says:

        Rehabbing has always failed. Inflicting hard pain changes minds!

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s all great but first I want them locked up where they are not a threat. I don’t want them coming over and rehabbing in my pool.

  12. Anonymous says:

    does marina and yacht club have CCTV? were there still customers there? which way did they flee?

    Sounds like attempted murder to me

    • Anonymous says:

      A few adjustments and this comment would make an excellent limerick

      • Anonymous says:

        Glad ya make light. The future of the young are at stake.

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually, I think the future of the poor severely injured security guards is what we should be concerned about. The youth involved are scum. We should say it how it is and stop pandering. Yes, society may have let them down, and their fathers abandoned them, but we (society) spends millions on their education and social services. We also have laws to enforce their maintenance and well being that are not enforced. Perhaps we (society) should also hold the agencies who failed to protect these youth accountable.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Surely this establishment has CCTV or some kind of security cameras that would have captured images of these people. Why is it not linked here for us to see them and identify them. Let’s hope the police make it public soon so these kids have no where to hide.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly! In Fl, where I live when I am not in Cayman, surveillance videos are available right away.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wild animals!

    • Royal says:

      Please don’t insult animals. Most wild animals can be trained or domesticated, and serve a purpose in nature and to humans; unlike these little useless punks who’ll never amount to anything.

  15. L.D. says:

    Once there was a child, a beautiful child, a child of clay. Shaped and molded into what they are today. Old hippie song. Something to think about.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is the straw that broke the camels back for me. 10th generation Caymanian. I refuse to put up with this anymore. If the Law can’t find them and charge them then we have failed as a safe and secure community and this is the Norm. We will be put on the US Travel warning list. The parents must know and if they don’t then charge them too! Officers being accosted on a regular basis in the news. Time to fight back. Our liberty is at stake. Eastern Ave is a hotbed of disregard for the law. Try go down there late at night. Traffic tickets/liquor license inspections are warranted but we are missing the real cause of violence in Cayman. With all the hype about the port. How about a referendum for protecting the citizens of the Cayman Islands from this kind of sick and violence actions. These punks need to be found asap.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Again short on details. As usual the police appealing to the public but not providing enough information for the public to help them out.
    Furthermore, the article states “one of the young men managed to get into a vehicle parked outside …”
    OK, whose vehicle was that? How often does one see a bystander leaving a car parked outside open with the keys in it? Did he have enough time to hotwire it if no keys and doors unlocked?
    Surely it belonged to one of the suspects and the police can trace it back if he left the car and they fled on foot.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have they checked for fingerprints? Surely there would be some if it’s not their car then that’s a way to track at least one of the young men

      • Tom says:

        Why you made this comment? Look like you are trying be smarter ass than the Police? Of course they are looking fingerprints and checking in the system only if they find a match.

        • Anonymous says:

          Have you had the pleasure of dealing with the police when they dust your place for fingerprints? I’m guessing no.

        • Anonymous says:

          One would hope that they would have fingerprinted straight away – but who knows! Not trying to be a smarter ass than police, just asking a genuine question

  18. Anonymous says:

    Send them to prison!! This has got to stop. Make an example of them !

  19. Anonymous says:

    No broughtupsy.

  20. Anonymous says:

    The problem here on our island is that there is really no repercussions for these types of lawless behavior. Despite if they are caught, a couple of months in nothward means 3 square meals, washed clothes, tv, ac, schooling and free medical and dental. Seems like a good benefit plan if you ask me. Not many of us gets all of these benefits on the outside. A career criminal in cayman probably gets pension for life too.

  21. Anonymous says:

    And so it begins….

    • Anonymous says:

      No, it started with the cabinet status grants. Where have you been?

      • Anonymous says:

        Well before that Bobo.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, it starts with the attitude amongst many young Caymanians of self entitlement. They have learnt this from their fractured family life, a lack of education and the stupidity of unaccountability that is destroying these islands. It also comes from the disrespect shown to expat workers and residents by those who seriously believe that simply being ‘Caymanian’ is an excuse to break the normal conventions of civilised society.

        • Anonymous says:

          No wonder expats and residents run to apply for Caymanian status so they can be called ‘Caymanian’ and use it as an excuse to break the normal conventions of civilised society.

        • Anonymous says:

          The people of the country should have all rights to entitlement. Not foreigners over the people of the land. There are many HIGHLY EDUCATED Caymanians with highly structured family lives that contribute to these islands. Keep your Caymanian hatred to yourself!

          • Anonymous says:

            Obviously not including yourself in the highly educated are we?
            The post clearly says many, not all.
            Keep your self righteous indignation to yourself.

            • Anonymous says:

              Obviously you’re not in the highly educated category. To satisfy you that not all Caymanians are highly educated, the post clearly states ‘many’ are. Keep your imprudent remarks to yourself.

            • Anonymous says:

              Both posts say ‘many’. What’s your level of education? Surely not high! LOL

      • Marilyn says:

        Long gone are the days we could swim anywhere, at the beach at a hotel pool or yatch club pool but today security guards placed there to run you out. For Christ sakes the kids only swimming as the pool is made for. Would they have swallowed up all the water in the pool when they were leaving. I am not giving the youths right for what they did but I saw this coming a long long time.

        • Anonymous says:

          There’s your entitlement. Someone else builds it, pays for the rent and maintenance, but yet the punk kids whose parents are MIA should be allowed to trash the place. Can I come to your house and thrash around your backyard just to leave the mess for you? You actually think someone who actually tried to kill someone by running them over was just an innocent kid trying to have fun? Nah suh. There is evil in his heart.

        • Anonymous says:

          Unfortunately, none of the media covered the actual details of the incident. XXX

          CNS: I have sent an email to the address you provided and also tried to call the place of business in order to verify your previous comments. However, I have received no reply. The number listed for this business went to another completely different business and whoever answered the phone claimed they had never heard of the name you left. So don’t blame the media. If you want this information to get out please respond to my email. In the meantime, we are also trying to verify other information we have received but until that happens, all we have that we know is true is the information provided in the RCIPS press release.

          • BeaumontZodecloun says:

            Thank you CNS for your dilligence, accuracy and detective work. You have created trustworthiness that is not shared by your competitors.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting behaviour! I hope they catch the little bastards and that they are given the punishment they deserve. Fingers crossed the security guard makes a full recovery, poor man..

  23. Anonymous says:

    Sick Bastards!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Criminal bastards need to be dealt with by the full extent of the law

    • Anonymous says:

      they will likely get as much as those little bastards that ride around on the illegal bikes causing all kinds of headaches in traffic, absolutely nothing

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