Anthony Fitzpatrick Ninja Man Lynch today made it clear that he is a “[street] character”, not a “vagrant”.
The 64-year-old, who has been on remand for the last three months, sought to clarify his status before Magistrate Douglas Frederick moments after the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Neville Reid, again objected to bail in a case involving stealing from a divine place of worship.
Ninja Man is alleged to have entered St Michael’s Cathedral in The City sometime between August 6 and 8 and stole a $125 crucifix and a $25 surge protector belonging to the church. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
However, in response to his request for bail, Reid restated his previous objections, saying this was based on the fact that the accused had no fixed place of abode and the court would not be able to secure his attendance should he abscond.
The prosecutor also pointed to the seriousness on the charge, as well as for the need to protect society from the accused.
But Ninja Man told the magistrate he was not difficult to track down.
“I always at the Treasury building. I am not hard to find and not like I going anywhere,” he said, adding: “I am not a vagrant but a character. I cater to visitors of this country . . . I take pictures . . . I entertain them.”
His bail application was denied, with the magistrate advising that the time had not yet arrived for him to be released, although that day may come soon.
The magistrate also told the accused that he was looking a lot better since being incarcerated.
“I feel better too,” Ninja Man responded, as he was given a February 7 date for his next court hearing.