A good Samaritan helped save a woman whose estranged ex-boyfriend was about to attack her in front of a supermarket.
The incident happened at William Peter Boulevard, Castries sometime after 5.p.m. Wednesday.
An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she was about to leave the supermarket, when she saw a male verbally abusing the woman.
She recalled that the woman told the man that she had wanted to end her relationship with him.
“She told the man… I finish with you one time and he tell she he wanted the key. The woman handed the man the key but he started pushing her and chucking her, saying you not going no where” the eyewitness recalled.
The good Samaritan quickly alerted passerbys, including two police officers to the issue.
“I told the police, they need to stop the crime before it happen, cause we like to cry the next day. We have to stop this violence against our women,” the woman asserted.
Upon intervening, the lawmen discovered that the man had an ice pick on his person.
“Just imagine if the police didn’t get gaza, what would have happened to that woman. Maybe, he would have bore that woman with the weapon. We can’t allow more blood shed,” the good Samaritan added.
The man was handcuffed by police and taken to the Central Police Station.
The woman later told bystanders that she has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, and wants to end the relationship. She will be filing a restraining order.