Rasta chopped over chicken joke

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SI­MONE MOR­GAN-LINDO STAR Writer

Reg­gae artiste An­cient War­rior said he nar­rowly es­caped death after he was chopped by a ma­chete-wield­ing man after an ar­gu­ment de­vel­oped over chicken at his home in Van­ity Fair, Lin­stead, St Cather­ine.

The en­ter­tainer said he had just re­turned home last Wed­nes­day when, upon en­ter­ing his yard, he was ap­proached by a man who begged him for a piece of chicken.

“So I turn to him and tell him say I don’t run any KFC in my yard and why him a ask mi for chicken know­ing that I am a Rasta­far­ian. It was a ‘styling’ thing be­cause him know mi is a Rasta and I don’t eat chicken,” he said.

An­cient War­rior said an ar­gu­ment de­vel­oped, and the man told him a string of ex­ple­tives, and even in­sulted his mother.


“Him come up inna mi face and him drape mi and mi drape him back and mi neigh­bour come in be­tween us and the man run off and say him a go for him cut­lass to come cut off mi neck. Mi take up my cut­lass too, so when him run go for his and come back, him see mi wid mine and paused,” he said.

An­cient War­rior said he de­cided to quell the ar­gu­ment by drop­ping his cut­lass and walk­ing to­ward his house.

“Mi tell mi self say it never make any sense ar­gue and fight be­cause mi have mi kids and ca­reer to live for so mi start walk way. Next ting mi hear mi neigh­bour shout out the man name and mi look around and see the cut­lass a come down on mi. So mi ‘sight’ it and a suh the cut­lass catch mi on mi shoul­der and nuh chop mi head off,” he said. He stated that his at­tacker took an­other swing at him but he ran.

“I was try­ing to run to the hospi­tal but I was bleed­ing so badly that I started to get weak. I ran to an­other of my neigh­bour and tell him say mi a dead and him must come carry mi go hospi­tal. Is the fire sta­tion am­bu­lance took me to Lin­stead Hospi­tal,” he said. An­cient War­rior said that he was then trans­ported in an­other am­bu­lance to Span­ish Town Hospi­tal. He said that he spent five days at the hospi­tal where he un­der­went an op­er­a­tion on his shoul­der.

A re­port has been made to the Lin­stead Po­lice Sta­tion.


The en­ter­tainer was chopped on the left shoul­der

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