Two women of Belmopan were injured over the weekend after they attempted to intervene in a fight on Stann Creek Street. 34-year-old Philicia Diaz, a student of Sapodilla Street sustained a cut wound to the left rib area and a cut to the hand, while 43-year-old Karen O’Brian, a teacher was cut on both hands. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz spoke with O’Brien who explained how the incident unfolded.
Karen O’Brian: “Last night me and a sister from another church we were having a devotion in our yard. My son was not too far from us in the yard fixing his bicycle when a young man who seemed disturbed came and just took some tools from my son and attacked my son. We ran to calm down the situation, to calm down both parties while they were trying to fight each other and others came to help; another young man came to help and my other son came to help in everything. My son calmed down and the young man eventually left. The young man came back later on and my son came back inside the house both of my sons. I told me older son to calm my younger son and me and my friend were outside checking on each other to see if we were okay and then when we saw the young man came back with a machete. I know him and so I went to talk to him and told him you know that we’re friends and I asked him to calm down and to stop. He passed me and looked at my friend and went to my friend and he just started to chop her on her hand and on her back and he tried all in her head he was trying to chop and she put her hand and I couldn’t just stand there and do nothing and so I jumped on him and tried to take away the machete and others came to help and eventually I started praying over him asking for the blood of Jesus to come and help us and he eventually he left and the police came and took him. While I was trying to take away the machete I grabbed the machete not even thinking about any harm to myself I tried to pull the machete out of his hand and it sliced me in my hand so that’s why I was injured.”
Love News understands that an official complaint has not been made to the Police.