By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN is in police custody after a video surfaced on social media allegedly showing him beating and threatening another man with a knife for “calling his girlfriend.”
A woman, the suspect’s girlfriend, was also taken into custody, according to police.
Police say the pair was arrested after officers received an official complaint from the victim. Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said an official investigation has been launched.
The video, which surfaced on Facebook over the weekend, showed a man with a knife threatening to “kill” another man for “calling his girlfriend’s phone.”
While the victim was not stabbed in the one minute long video, he was repeatedly hit in the head and forced to scream “One Order” for the camera.
One Order is reportedly one of the most notorious gangs in the Bahamas.
Up to press time, the video was viewed more than 50,000 times.
ACP Dean warned would-be criminals that the police are “always watching, even on social media.”
“We just want to remind persons that police are on the alert for and constantly watching for anyone committing a crime, especially if you are bold enough to post it on social media,” he said.
“We will be keeping a watchful eye for any offence we see being committed on the Internet, it will be actively investigated and the perpetrators will be brought to justice.”
Police investigations are continuing.