Women detained for dancing on car
Dancehall personalities Dancehall Queen Nickiesha and Anneika Head Top were detained at the Olympic Gardens Police Station recently after they were dancing on a parked car outside the Nipples Tuesday venue in the community.
"Me and Anneika and Nickiesha were on the car, and we were dancing to the Bamboo Man song when everyone start shout out 'run police a come', and mi run (laughing) but it appeared that Anneika and Nickiesha were deep in the dancing and dem never hear the warning so the cops hold on pon dem (laughing)," Sher Rumbar said.
"The police officer say three of us must come wid him to the station, but mi tek weh miself, and him lock up the two of them and gone. Him drive down the road with them, I thought it was a joke ting but him well serious.
After him lock dem up, him gone pon the road and tek three hour to come back so dem inna de police station long before dem finally get released," she said.
The two dancehall personalities were not charged, but the officer had threatened to lock them up for body trafficking.
"That is an offence when you are dancing on a moving car, but the car was parked," Sher said.
Ironically, dancehall artiste The Outcome, whose Bamboo Man song the women were dancing to, was also the owner of the car the girls were gyrating on.
He was surprised at the cop's action but were glad the dancers were not charged.