(CMR) A viral video showing a man being assaulted in front of Tahu in Caribbean Plaza is making the rounds this evening and quickly going viral.
People are shocked as the man is “sucker punched” and seemingly beaten unprovoked. However, exclusive CMR sources indicate that this has been an ongoing feud between the parties that finally escalated last night.
We are told that Adam Bodden the one who can be seen hitting the much larger man, Tyson Tatum, was told to go “suck your mudda” – considered a rather insulting term for most people; after an exchange of other words. Apparently Tyson Tatum is accused of moving his vehicle from across the street when he saw Adam and backed it up right next to his before the verbal altercation ensued.
Bodden can be seen giving Tatum multiple “licks”. Our source said:
“Seems Adam just had enough of this guy disrespecting him every time he saw him out and finally decided enough is enough. This is simple provocation.”
Many persons shared the video with CMR and were shocked at the altercation. One questioned us:
“Is this what Cayman has now become? I am so ashamed to be a Caymanian”.
CMR understands the matter has been reported to the police. This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.
CMR contacted Tatum and he had no comment to make on the cause of the incident.
UPDATE: Just after 11:50 PM on Saturday 22 September, police were made aware of a video that was posted on social media on a plaza off West Bay. The video showed a man being assaulted by another man in the parking lot of this plaza.
The suspect was also heard in the video making threats to man while assaulting him. Several persons were also seen in the video observing the incident taking place. After receiving the report and the footage of the incident, an immediate investigation was launched into the matter.
Just before 2 PM today, 24 September, Police arrested the suspect in this matter a 33 year-old-man from West Bay on suspicion of assault ABH, affray and damage to property. The man is currently in custody as the investigation progresses.
Superintendent Robert Graham states
“The behavior displayed in this video is not only alarming but also clearly unlawful. Such anti-social behavior will not be tolerated, and any such reports that we are made aware of will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
The Police are seeking the assistance of any person who may have witnessed this incident are asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call center of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.