A woman who was caught on video repeatedly inflicting blows to the body of a man with a machete has been arrested and charged by police in Westmoreland.
Charged for assault occasioning bodily arm is 40-year-old vendor Shernette Beckford of a Petersfield, Westmoreland address.
Beckford is booked to appear in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident Magistrate Court on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
The incident reportedly occurred on February 7, 2021.
In the video, which went viral, a buxom, big-boned brown-skinned woman is seen first accusing a man, ‘Machel’, of “carrying her name to Llandilo”.
The man, dark-skinned, several inches taller than her, and with several rings on his fingers and a few gold chains around his neck, feigns ignorance to this act. Uncowed, the woman begins to slap him with the lass, punctuating each slap with a rhetorical question, ‘why yu carry mi name go Llandilo?’, while he attempts to block the blows. He protests with a clueless ‘mi no do it’, but she continues to rain blows on him ‘yu (expletive deleted) do it’. As she beats him, the woman’s daughters attempt to calm her down before the video ends.