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Machete fight over bad parking lands VG man in court

A Virgin Gorda resident has been granted $20,000 bail after he allegedly attacked another man with a machete for bad parking.

Charged with ‘armed with an offensive weapon’ is Tudor Griffith.

He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo recently.


The court heard that at about 1 am on the day in question, the accused was attempting to leave a bar on Virgin Gorda when he realized that his truck had been blocked by another vehicle.

Griffith reportedly tried to manoeuvre his vehicle out of the parking lot but was unsuccessful.

He allegedly returned to the bar in an attempt to find the driver of the obstructing vehicle. The court heard that after finding the culprit, a verbal altercation sued between the two parties. It escalated into a fight.

It is alleged that Griffith went to his vehicle to retrieve his machete and the complainant did the same.

The accused allegedly approached the complainant and repeatedly struck him with the flat of the machete.

The complainant in turn allegedly struck Griffith with the flat side of his machete.

Onlookers subsequently parted the fight and an off-duty policeman who witnessed the incident reported the incident.

The matter was adjourned to May 9.

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  1. First joke of the day says:

    Two idiots can’t seem to handle things the right way. Always resorting to unnessary violence.

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  2. Eagle eye says:

    It was a planass fight.basically they respected each other by not chopping.give them a break,could have been worse.

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    • @Eagle Eye says:

      They were also plastered from drinking. LOL, if they wanted to put on a show,they should have put on rhinestone heels and do the KIKI dance with each other for entertainment.

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    • Moron says:

      That’s good to know next time anyone wants to attack someone with a machete they must remember to come round your place. Apparently you won’t mind.

  3. L says:

    So they plassed each other. What’s the problem?

  4. VG says:

    Lets see what will happen to this one now

  5. Cupid's Arrow says:

    The drunken in love birds were just having a little spat.

  6. not one ah we says:

    Deport them back to where they came from

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  7. Inconsiderate fool says:

    Stop Blocking people in. This could have gotten much worse!

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    • Deh Watcha says:

      On top of that, the one blocking actually went to his vehicle and took out a machete instead of moving his vehicle which would have helped deflate the situation.

  8. The drunken crab says:

    LMAO, That cheap Gin and Juice will do it everytime.

  9. hmmm says:

    so they slapped each other up and down. No harm done.

  10. What the heck? says:

    I know this could have turned deadly but it did not, why waste the Court’s time. Give the guys a serious warning and let them go. Sounds like only one was charged, how come?

  11. Classic says:

    Good end fight glad it wasn’t a Vincyman or else,,,,,,,

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