“Thank you for exposing one of the very worst people (Karen) aka Penny Bird that I have the displeasure of knowing in Cayman. I have had a run-in with her and put her in her place, and I can attest she continues to be an absolutely despicable, arrogant, rude, and all-out mean person. Great show today”
(CMR) PWC manager Penny Paterson Bird reportedly attacked an appliance installer in Canal Point in December, according to multiple eyewitnesses and a police report filed by the developer. At one point, she spat in the man's face in front of his wife, child, and at least three construction workers.
Her behavior has caused an outcry in the community, with many commenting that her behavior is reminiscent of being a Karen. The details unfolded for CMR earlier this week as eyewitnesses encouraged the victim to stand up for himself and follow up with the RCIPS for an update on the matter.
Many are wondering why almost a month has passed, and Bird has not been arrested for common assault.
Bird, along with other area residents, were reportedly haggling with the workers at the job, but on the afternoon of December 22, things took a more sinister turn. The Filipino man, who was on the job site installing appliances, was taking his lunch break when the incident happened.
His wife and young child had come to bring him his lunch in their vehicle. The wife, in her right-hand drive vehicle, pulled off to the side of the road when Bird also pulled over “screaming and acting belligerent” through her car window. She then stopped, exited the vehicle, and started pounding on the window of the Filipino family's vehicle.
The installer ruled down his window, and she became even more incensed and angry, resulting in her yelling even more. At one point, she “yanked open” his car door and “went at him.” According to eyewitnesses, he was frightened and closed the door back, at which time she spat at him, got back in her car, and drove off.
Eyewitnesses were so shocked by what transpired they only started recording her at that point with their phone camera. She was observed driving off in a silver car, yelling with a child sitting next to her in the passenger seat.
The developer received some of her wrath as well. He was attending to the scene when she started yelling at him. She was observed yelling at two workers that she owned the road and not them. There were reported only two vehicles on the road when this incident occurred.
CMR confirmed that the road is a private road for Canal Point residents.
Bird is employed with PWC where her husband is a partner in the firm. She has been with the firm for some 13 years when she joined as an operations controller.
It didn't take long for others to share their own experiences with Bird which were less than pleasant. A post in the Women in Cayman Facebook group calling for some accountability was removed by the page administrators.
CMR reached out to PWC, who indicated they were aware of the matter and that they were dealing with it internally. The RCIPS were also contacted for comment but have not replied to the correspondence by publication time.