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DOUBLE PLAY: St. Thomas Man Tells VIPD Hispanic Man Hit Him With A Beer Bottle In A Bar Then Followed Him Outside The Bar Wielding A Knife

WHERE THE ASSAULT TOOK PLACE IN STT: At the Double Play Bar on Kronprindsens Gade.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man told police he was minding his own business inside a Paul M. Pearson Gardens area bar when a man suddenly grabbed him from behind and hit him over the head with a beer bottle — what’s worse, the attacker and the attacker’s girlfriend continued to pursue him outside of the bar wielding a knife!

Police met Wednesday with a man at the Schneider Regional Hospital who said that he was at Double Play Bar Kronprindsens Gade, when a Hispanic male grabbed him and struck him numerous times to his head with a beer bottle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Patrons at the bar were able to pull the assailant off of him, the VIPD said.

The man then ran for his safety from the area, but the Hispanic male followed him as well as the suspect’s girlfriend who had a knife.

The injured man then ran into Jala Jala to get away from the suspects, according to police.

The injured man was treated for injuries behind his ear at Roy L. Schneider Hospital, police said.

To hear an audio-only reading of this news story by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte please press play below:

The VIPD is asking for your assistance making more arrest, call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (340) 774-2211 STT Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

VIEW OF KRONPRINDSENS GADE: From nearby neighborohood in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

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The Author

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

1 Comment

  1. Eric
    March 2, 2017 at 8:14 PM — Reply

    It’s sad to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Prior to leaving after 14 years, I was walking with a friend on Krondprinsens (sp?) Gade when a few punks threw beer bottles at us from about 100 feet away. A bottle hit my friend in the face and shattered his cheekbone. That was 1990.

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