By Akino Ming—
A Rastaman, who refers to himself as ‘Honorable Prophet Peter Hylton’, was beaten and left for dead by a group of men after he chanted fire on a group of jerk chicken vendors in Garden Pen in Eltham, Spanish Town, last week, for preparing something that smelt like dead dog.
Hylton told THE STAR that he was in the community about 8 p.m. last Wednesday when the stench of rotted meat wafted through the air.
“So when mi smell it, mi ask a little yute wah dat and him point to the jerk chicken pan,” Hylton said. “So mi start chant down pollution, and mi hear one of them start call mi Rasta dog, so I said that I am a honorable, and I should be respected.”
Hylton explained what he smelt that day, “Because the jerk pan old, it smell like when dog a bun (burn).”
According to Hylton, the argument had got rowdy and he decided to walk away when he was attacked by one of the men.
“I hear dem a say ‘He is coming’, but because I didn’t do him anything, mi nuh run. Then I see this man come with this big board knife and just start beat mi with it,” Hylton said. “Him coulda kill mi because everybody draw up their shop doors. All the people dem who live close by just go into them house.”
When Hylton visited The Gleaner’s offices last Thursday, he was seen with multiple plasters over his body.
“A up a UC (University Hospital of the West Indies) mi a come from,” Hylton said. “After dem done beat me, I was unconscious for about two hours cause mi never get up until about 10 o’clock.”
He told THE STAR that he reported the incident to the Spanish Town Police Station.