June 20, 2008
Victim takes refuge in former Miss SVG‘s car

You don’t always have to look for trouble; sometimes trouble comes crashing through your door, literally.

Just ask Miss SVG 2006, Sheridan Lewis and her mother Shirley.

They were on their way home from town last Wednesday, June 18, when became caught up in the midst of a cutlass attack that had nothing to do with them.{{more}}

Lewis told SEARCHLIGHT that while moving along slowly, caught in the afternoon traffic out of town, she saw an altercation taking place just at the entrance to Murray Village, which looked as though one man was being attacked by three other men.

“I started to wind up the glass in the car because I noticed that the guy (who was being attacked) was coming in our direction; he looked like he was aiming to seek refuge in our car,” the shaken Sheridan said.

She said that the man, who appeared to be running for his life, entered the car through the front left hand door of the car, climbing over the elder Lewis to the back seat of the car, with his attackers in hot pursuit, firing chops.

“They were pelting chops right over me, I just thank God that nothing happened to me and I am alive,” said Shirley Lewis.

“Honestly, I was thinking that she was going to get chopped,” Sheridan said.

She said that during the terrifying moments, both she and her mother were trying to exit the car but were struggling at first to unbuckle their seatbelts, and even when she (Sheridan) got her seatbelt unbuckled, she had to assist her mother to unbuckle hers.

Sheridan is home on vacation having just completed the first year of her studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, which was the main prize of her Miss SVG win.

She is reading for her a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications.

At press time 17-year-old Uranus Cabrall, a labourer of Glen was recovering from chop wounds to his head and legs at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

The broken glass on the front left door of the car and the chop marks on the door along with the blood stains on the rear seat were evidence of a traumatic encounter that could have so easily been much worse.