A 60-year-old mason who police say is in the habit of demanding money from customers at a service station in San Fernando has been arrested for having a weapon.
A report said at around 5.30 pm on Saturday, officers from the South DUI Task Force went to NP Quik Shoppe at Duncan Village after they received a report of a disturbance.
They searched the man and found a Chinese chopper tucked in his waist. He told police it was for his protection.
PCs Sujeet Ramcharan, Dwayne Rogers and Christopher Ferguson arrested him.
Several customers and workers complained to police that the suspect frequents the station and assists in pumping fuel although he is not a hired worker. They said he repeatedly "threatens and demands money" from customers.