A porter is currently nursing severe chop wounds to his left arm at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), after he allegedly tried to rescue his assailant the previous night.
According to Tyron Captain, of Everton, East Berbice, Corentyne, while he was walking on his way home on Friday around 20:00 hours, he observed a “man lying in a nearby trench with a bicycle resting on his body” and decided to help him out of the situation.
Captain, 24, said that it seemed as though the man had just been “beaten or knocked down”.
In an attempt to remove the man and bicycle from the trench, Captain said that he was “cursed several times about himself and his family” by the individual, who appeared to be drunk.
As a result, he decided to abort the kind gesture. However, in an effort to leave the individual alone, the porter alleged that he received a threat from the intoxicated man, who told him that he would “kill” him the next day.
Captain said that he responded by saying, “People trying to help ya’ll and that’s how you behaving. You is nothing but jail bait.”
On Saturday around 7:00 hours, Captain said that he left his home with the intention to visit his cousin who resides nearby.
One his way there, the porter said that he suddenly heard someone running quickly behind him, breathing heavily while approaching.
Sensing danger, Captain said he quickly turned around, but was too late to prevent the two chops allegedly fired by the same individual that he tried to rescue the previous night.
The porter said he managed to block the chops with his left hand and evade the assailant by running to a nearby resident for assistance, while the assailant made good his escape.
Captain said that he was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital by public spirited residents.
However, not satisfied with the treatment there, he took it upon himself to travel to the city and presented himself to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Saturday where he was admitted, after experiencing excruciating pain and swelling within his wounded arm.
He said that the matter was reported at the Port Mourant Police Station, and he was informed that investigations are ongoing.
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