(CMR) Cayman Marl Road has received exclusive video footage showing good Samaritans making a citizen's arrest on Saturday morning around 10:00 am.
According to Graham Rankin – who lead the chase a lady had received a ride from a gentleman. However, he had to make a stop at the Cayman Airways ticket counter to conduct some quick business before dropping her off to her final destination. She agreed to wait in the car until he returned.
Matters were taking a little bit longer than anticipated and as a result, he looked through the window and observed her looking nervously towards the building. It was then that he observed her removing an envelope from his car's glove compartment box that contained CI $2,200.00 in one hundred dollar bills. She was unable to see him observing her from that distance.
He quickly left the airport to apprehend her but she took off running towards the custom's warehouse. To deter him she began throwing hundred dollar bills on the ground CI $1700.00 in total. She had apparently stuffed the remaining money down her breast. It was at this time that Rankin observed her running and heard the man say that she had “thief him”. Rankin who is known as an action man originally from the East End then gave chase.
Like a modern-day superhero he tripped her up by double-crossing her legs and tie strapped her until the police arrived by the airport post office to make the arrest. The commotion caused a crowd to gather and several videos have now emerged of the incident.
We also understand that workers at the post office thought she was being attacked and tried to intervene to assist the woman. They were quickly informed that they had gotten it all wrong and she was indeed the perpetrator.
Graham Rankin is also the personal driver for the Speaker of the House, Mr. McKeeva Bush and is known locally as a no-nonsense person. He commented on the whole fiasco:
“We are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior on our island and if that means making a citizen's arrest then we have to be prepared to do that. This woman has some serious nerve to try and steal this man's hard earned money.”