Bus driver violently attacked after refusing to give strange man $2

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Bus driver violently attacked after refusing to give strange man $2
Bus driver Gregg
Bus driver Gregg

A mini-bus driver is nursing a black and blue eye and cuts and bruises after refusing to give a strange man $2.

Bryan Gregg, who operates a mini-bus on the La Croix to Castries route (Route 3A), told St Lucia News Online (SNO) on Wednesday, July 23, that he was second in line to leave the city on Saturday, when a man came up to him and requested $2.

Gregg said by refusing to give the man the money, he was attacked.

“After refusing to do so, he pushed me down on a chair. I didn’t bother to fight back because I didn’t want trouble,” he told SNO.

Gregg said the man went on to remove his hat from his head. After that incident, Gregg said the man disappeared, but it wasn’t long after that he returned with the intention of hurting him.

“I didn’t see him, but he was behind the bus and as I was going to enter my bus; he attacked me with a piece of wood that had nails all over it.”

Gregg said the man started lashing him about his face, which led to him sustaining an injury to his eye. He also received cuts and bruises to his hands. The man used the same wood to lash the front window screen of Gregg’s mini-bus, which was damaged beyond repair.

The 50-year-old man however managed to take away the wood, but the strange man later escaped. The matter was reported to the police. Gregg was taken to a local hospital for treatment by an ambulance. He is now at home nursing his injuries.

The bus driver claims that his attacker is known as “Cook “and last lived in Cul De Sac. He said people at the bus park know of his whereabouts, but have refused to tell the police his exact location. The man has gone into hiding since the incident. He was recently released from prison.

Gregg said he has been operating his route for over eight years but never encountered such an incident. The man said he hopes that the police find the perpetrator and that he is placed behind bars.

“I never had problem with this guy…I hardly know him,” the bus driver told SNO.

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  1. Hmm they say what goes around comes right back around there is more to the story than this because i dont believe that the perletraitor would violate the mini-bus driver for $2 when in the end he could have gone with way more than the $2 he still wasnt robbed.....hmmm the truth remains a mystery

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  2. Aa. Its time they do like st.croix and allow bus drivers and taxi drivers to carry guns. Bring back ORC .operation restore confidence. Get ride of all these vieux neggs.

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  3. Saint lucians shouldn't always believe one side of the story ,to every story there is two sides.the $2 story is not true

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  4. You mean a man attacked you on your stand and the other mini bus drivers did not lift a finger to help the brother?? Strange ,strange, strange!!! Unbelievable something is wrong or else this guy would be mob by other bus drivers.This guy have a lot of enemies on the bus stand.

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  5. I tell you man you are a gentleman. i would take that piece of wood from him and I swear I'm not a violent person I would lash that sucker so hard he would never walk again. I would break his spine he would never walk to hurt another person again that loser sorry.

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  6. i dont belive that was just over two dollars there is more to that .this guy named cook just used the teo dollar story as an excuse to get close and personal with the bus driver

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  7. Social Scientists say the combination of rampant unemployment, mental illness and laziness in society can sometimes lead to very serious criminal behavior. Often the youth is more vulnerable and prone to be both victims and perpetrators. Have not seen nor heard of government's plan of action nor early and sustained intervention strategies to deal with the growing social problem here. For the time being, until change is there, me think we as a society are doomed!

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