A machete-wielding woman seen assaulting her alleged teenage daughter in a widely circulated video on social media has been arrested.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reports that the woman is now in police custody in St. Thomas.
In the video posted Sunday afternoon via Instagram, the half-naked woman could be seen beating the child with a machete. “When mi talk to yuh, yuh must hear,” the woman said as the teen screams “Yeah!.” “Mi tired a bloodcl*****t unu… too much talking… talking,” the woman added.
She then proceed to assault a dog that was in the way before returning to the teen who later escaped.
Shortly after the video surfaced, the JCF tweeted, “We are aware of a disturbing video being circulated on Social Media of a suspected child being abused by an adult. We are investigating.”
An update was given shortly after, “Update: Adult seen in video beating a child is now in Police custody in St. Thomas. More details will be made available…”