Man says he was attacked with ‘cow cod’

The Royal Cayman Islands
Police Service is looking into a report made by a man who said he was assaulted
in the street by a whip-wielding male earlier this week.

The whip, according to
41-year-old Kirk Watler, is made of twisted leather from a bull’s penis – called
a bull whip or cow cod.

Mr. Watler told the
Caymanian Compass on Thursday that he was attacked sometime between 5pm and 6pm
on Bodden Town
Road. He said he suffered neck injuries as well as
bruising and lacerations to his back, chest, neck and forearm.

“When I got up Wednesday
morning, I couldn’t turn my neck,” Mr. Watler said in a telephone interview from
his Bodden
Town home. “I’m laying down
on my stomach talking to you now.”

Police said they received
a report of the incident around 6.40pm Tuesday. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed
officers were looking into the case, but said no arrests had been made as of
late Thursday morning.

Mr. Watler said he knows
who attacked him, and that he gave the man’s identity to police.

The Compass has contacted
the individual for comment but he declined to do so late Thursday.

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  1. now it’s not every day you can say ‘you have learned something new’ but thanks to the compass. And the bizare things that go on, on this island. I now know, that a bull whip, is made from a twisted cow penis.


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