The highly publicized case of a Chinese woman slapping a Cedric Titus student has been thrown out of Court due to lack of witnesses.

53-year-old Chinese national Yuemei Pan, was arrested on Thursday, December 7, 2017 for slapping a schoolgirl in Bottom Town, Clark’s Town, Trelawny.

The incident was caught on camera and has since been making its rounds and causing outrage on social media.

The video shows the Chinese woman arguing with the teenage girl over forty dollars for payment. The student of Cedric Titus High tried to explain, but the woman was enraged. She then proceeded to hit the child in the face.

According to police, the teen went into the store, operated by Pan, picked up an item to purchase and went to the counter. Pan later accused the teen of stealing, grabbed her and slapped her in the face.


The police said that the incident took place  on Thursday, December 7, 2017 about 12:45 pm. Yuemei Pan was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm on the same day.

There were several onlookers as evidenced by the background audio in the video. However, according to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), no evidence was offered against the defendant when the matter appeared before the  Trelawny Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.

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