Probing Portland: Fight over messy toilet costs ‘Hampa’ his boat
Owen 'Hampa' Dixon was not prepared to take the 'tough talk' from a man who used his toilet and refused to clean it when he was done.
So Hampa gave the man a fine beating. Now, the veteran fisherman is without a boat as he had to sell it to pay the damages to the assaulted man.
The 60-year-old Hampa had been fishing for 46 years at the Manchioneal fishing beach and finally managed to buy himself a boat.
"A fishing feed mi family, and a it build mi house. A man leave from over him village and come a mi yard and mess up mi toilet. Mi did affi lick him up mash him up bad, bad. And a $406,000 him sue me for, so me affi sell my boat," said Hampa as he argued that this was a hard decision, but his only choice.
"A mi fren dem mi afi a work with, and mek me tell you di truth, you see if him never a give me nuh tough talk, it wouldn't reach deh so," added Hampa, who still owes the man.
"It's just for last month I didn't pay him, but him ago get it this month. A just how the money come, you see. Mi owe him $80,000. The lawyer call me and a say me to pay up more, but I nah go rob," He said.
According to Hampa, he is not proud of his actions because the community is nice and the fisherfolk "live good".