Rumors are swirling all around the web this morning that Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel apparently escaped from prison after killing a guard during some sort of riot. Now, this story don’t even sound right to me but here’s what folks are saying.
Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, allegedly started a riot at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, where he was being held whilst under investigation over his possible involvement in up to seven murders.
It is reported that Kartel and several other prisoners managed to take control of the prison shortly after 1am local time this morning (30/11/11), taking clothes and keys from guards before escaping in a prison maintenance pickup truck at approximately 1.45am.
One police officer is thought to have died of a heart attack during the escape with at least twelve others injured, including two who were shot with guns apparently smuggled into the prison ahead of the raid.
The Force Commissioner of Jamaica’s Criminal Investigations Branch has confirmed that Kartel, is on the run and that he and the other escapees are now on the island’s most wanted list. [source]
I mean come on now son, when I first read this I knew this wasn’t true. I mean really if this really did take place by now this sh*t would have been all over CNN, ABC News, and etc. Now, here is the real story. Despite these reports, Kartel DID NOT escape from prison!
The Real Scoop:
Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green told the Jamaican Observer early this morning that he had no knowledge of the reported jail break.
“I know nothing about that. If that had taken place I would would certainly have known,” Green said.
Police at Denham Town Police station, the closest police station to the remand centre were also unaware of the reports as was the Constabulary Communication Network who also claimed ignorance of any jail break.
“It may be an attempt by his cronies to keep him in the news but they don’t need to spread rumours to do that because he will be in the news for quite some time,” one cop told the Jamaican Observer. [source]
Who makes up sh*t like this….smh