Ninja Man remanded
THE CITY’S most recognisable vagrant cut a fashionable show when he was led into the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Clad in an orange, body-hugging dress, Ninja Man, real name Anthony Fitzpatrick Lynch, was there to answer a charge of sacrilege.
The 60-year-old was not required to plead to entering a place of divine worship – the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels – and stealing a crucifix and a surge protector sometime between August 6 and 8.
“What is that? A surge protector? Ask how the church was brek and they can’t tell you,” he said.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid said he would be objecting to Ninja Man’s release on bail.
The prosecutor was pointing to his lack of an address, the seriousness of the offence and the fact that the accused was in need of care, when Ninja Man interjected: “I don’t need no help.
“Wunna mek the dope men beat me up to say I carry ’way the cross and the dope men beat me up,” he said, as Reid continued that society needed to be protected from Ninja Man.
Queen’s Counsel Dr Waldo Waldron-Ramsay, who has represented Lynch on many previous occasions, later said: “I think he needs help. He has lost weight now and his condition is deteriorating.”
Waldron-Ramsay appeared as a friend of the court.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded Ninja Man to the Psychiatric Hospital until October 18 when he will reappear in court. (HLE)