Police: Man who claimed to be ‘infected’ spat in officer’s face

A 21-year-old man who allegedly spat in the face of a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer and claimed to be “infected” appeared in court Monday and was remanded in custody.

The man was arrested on Thursday, 14 April, after officers on patrol in George Town responded to a report shortly after 4pm of a person riding an illegal motorbike recklessly in the Crewe Road area.

The biker failed to stop when instructed to do so by officers, police said in a press release.

Officers then saw the biker enter a property on Prospect Drive. When they attempted to arrest him, he resisted and tried to flee, physically assaulting one of the officers, police said.

“The man continued to resist and be verbally abusive towards the officers as they detained him. He proceeded to make threats and spit in the face of an officer, making claims about being ‘infected’,” police said.

The man, from George Town, was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress, resisting arrest, breach of curfew, driving without insurance, driving without being qualified, and use of an unregistered vehicle.

He was remanded in custody pending a further court appearance on 30 April.

Support local journalism. Subscribe to the all-access pass for the Cayman Compass.

Subscribe now