A man who may be of unsound mind is wreaking havoc in Boisden Jacmel, Castries.
According to reports, “Brade” (only name given) who is a resident of that community, may need urgent medical attention.
Residents of the area are now living in fear as Brade would usually attack anyone he comes into contact with.
One concerned citizen, Alicia James, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the situation is becoming a growing concern and is hopeful that the relevant authorities can intervene and get Brade the attention he needs.
James said, Brade, who is homeless and roams the streets day and night, would attack children and any passersby.
“They have to run when they see him because he would hit them if he catches them,” she added.
Just recently, James said he threw stones at her house.
“This is something he always does to my home, the neighbours, everyone is saying they will do something about the situation, they will report it, but nothing is being done,” the frustrated woman told SNO.
James explained that a number of reports have been made with the police about his behaviour. While police have responded to a few of the reports, nothing has been done to take Brade off the streets.
“When I asked them to take him to the Mental Wellness Centre, the police said that is not their responsibility and that a family member should take him,” she explained.
James related that Brade’s relatives have moved from the area because of his behaviour and have not returned since.
“I am not sure where to find them, to ask them to take him to the centre because he needs help. I wanted to take him to the centre myself, but because of his behaviour I have not been able to do so.”
The concerned citizen said Brade would wait at the school to attack the children, at the church, and on the streets with stones.
James expressed disgust at the situation and is hopeful that by making the issue public Brade will be able to get the medical attention he needs and that the community can return to normalcy.