Dutty Berry left scared after house breaking incident

July 01, 2016
Dutty Berry

Social media sensation Russhaine Berry, more popularly known as Dutty Berry, is today contemplating relocating from his current address after thieves broke into his house on Tuesday night.

Berry told THE WEEKEND STAR that he had a close encounter with the robbers as he was at home, located in the Hope Road area of Kingston, at the time of the incident.

"It happened on Tuesday around 1 a.m. I came home around 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. Monday after speaking to my manager. I got inside, finished editing, and went to bed, watching TV and WhatsApping," he said.

UNEASY FEELING

"Somehow, I felt uneasy and noticed that there was a lizard on the wall. I said to myself, 'Lemme go get a shoe from the closet to hit the lizard. As I opened the closet, out came a knife towards my face," he recalled.

"I ducked and fell to the floor and tried to get my thoughts together. Honestly, I wasn't sure if it was really happening or I was stuck in a dream. I just remember doing a quick glance as he was shouting and coming towards me," Berry continued.

"I ran outside and shouted for help," he said.

Berry said that a private security response team that was in the area made calls to the police.

He said that when the lawman arrived and searched the premises, it was discovered that his phone and laptop were missing.

"I've worked very hard for the little I have and it hurts me to know that whenever people, especially young people, try to make something of themselves, they immediately become targets," he said in a Facebook post the morning after the incident.

"I fear becoming more successful because I will be just seen as an easy target. I don't belong to any gang, entourage, or push badness. A just me, God, and people support a carry me," he added.

NO PARADISE

Berry, who prides himself on uplifting Jamaica, is second-guessing whether Jamaica really is the paradise he's always seen it as.

"I have not given up on Jamaica, but I'm the person always trying to convince my friends to live and work here because Jamaica is really not bad. But now that this has happened, I understand why persons feel that way," Berry said.

Berry said that even though he would love to recover the stolen items, he was not getting his hopes up about the police investigation.

"These sort of tings happen every day, especially in the Corporate Area, and you rarely get any follow-up. Plus, the people who know something refuse to speak up and assist the police," he said.

A representative of the Constabulary Communication Unit was yesterday unable to confirm whether the police are aware of the robbery and the Matilda's Corner Police refused to speak on the matter.

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