Trinidad: Woman Removes Camo Pants, Throws It At Cops Face

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Moruga woman was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning on a series of charges of assaulting a police officer, use of obscene language, disorderly behaviour and possession of camouflage after she was confronted by police about wearing camouflage pants.

The 32-year-old woman was expected to be charged with the offences and appear before a Princes Town magistrate today.

A police report stated that police officers, dressed in uniform, were on mobile patrol in the Moruga district when at around 12.05 a.m. they observed the suspect standing in the vicinity of JJ’s and Robins Bar wearing a pair of camouflage pants.

One of the officers approached her and asked if she was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and she replied in the negative.

When the officer told her of the offence of having camouflage clothing she allegedly raised her voice, drawing the attention of a group of people nearby.

The officer advised the suspect of the offence of disorderly behaviour when she allegedly replied with obscene language.

Police said the suspect sat in a Nissan Wingroad wagon parked nearby, and an officer approached her and again told her of the offences committed.

When the officer moved to place her under arrest, she kicked him in the abdomen and chest, the report stated.

She then removed the camouflage pants and threw them in the officer’s face.

The suspect then exited the vehicle and walked to the Moruga Police Station which was a short distance away.

With the assistance of another police officer, the suspect was detained at the station.

The officer sought medical attention at the Princes Town District Health Facility where he was treated and discharged.