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VIPD: ‘Man’ Maai Riga Who Wildly Claimed ‘Somebody Killed His Dog’ Assaults Motorist After Reckless Flea-Bag Causes Two-Car Accident

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at approximately 4:21 a.m., officers responded to call from the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding an auto collision involving two vehicles, and that both vehicles were flipped over.

Contact was made with the victim, who stated that while driving west on Julian Jackson drive along with four other passengers, she struck a dog that suddenly ran across the street.

She further explained that while making the right turn at the intersection towards the University of the Virgin Islands, she felt a sudden impact to the rear of the vehicle causing it to flip.

She concluded by stating that while exiting the vehicle along with the other passengers, Maai Riga rushed towards the vehicle screaming “you killed my dog” along with other obscene language. Riga then ran down the roadway away from the scene of the accident.

Maai Riga has been arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree. Anyone having additional information about this accident may contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477 or 911.

This accident is under active investigation and additional information will be provided as it is received.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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.

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