Forty-seven-year-old Patrick O’Neal Pilgrim will appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with serious bodily harm, following a bizarre altercation at Phillips Road, Pineland, St Michael.
Residents claimed a dead bird was at the center of the violent dispute, which left 33-year-old Ryan Goodridge nursing chop wounds.
Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY officers received a call around 8:45 a.m., to respond to a row involving the two men.
One resident, Lorna Mahon, also reported that the two men were chasing each other on the road with rocks before things turned bloody.
As a result, Goodridge suffered two chops to the right side of his head with a cutlass, police said.
Mahon said she saw the victim “lying face down with his head chopped”.
She described the incident as disturbing and said it went too far.
“[It was] sad. It should never happen so. It should have never gone so far. It should not have happened like that,”
Goodridge was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.
His condition is listed as stable.