More From One Happy Island Aruba … Bouncer Beats up Tourist Who has to be Taken to Hospital


Looks like some more nice treatment of tourists in Aruba. From Diario, Bouncer
Trahando como bouncer na un club nocturno den tempo liber….EMPLEADO DI GOBIERNO DETENI PA MALTRATO SERIO RIBA TURISTA. (Diario 9/18/06)

We don’t remember reading about this recreation that one could have on Aruba in the travel brochures. Funny, don’t remember reading about a visit to the hospital after being beat up by a bouncer as one of the things to do while in Aruba. Let’s hope it was no one that came to Aruba aboard the maiden voyage of JetBlue.

Aruba, you are one event away from losing all tourism … this was close … We do not yet know the nationality of the tourist.

ORANJESTAD(AAN) A public worker that in his spare time works at a night club is now under arrest for heavy battery against a tourist who had to be taken to a hospital after the beating.
The public employee goes by the last name F.  Contrary to Holland, where an Aruban died as a result of mistreatment by various bouncers, this one in Aruba is under arrest for the act that he committed.
What happened exactly we do not know, but the public employee is in prison and will probably lose his job. It seems that the tourist had to be interned in the hospital for the beating that he received.
Detectives on this case arrested the suspect while the tourist has already left for his country.

Posted September 18, 2006 by
Aruba, Bizarre, Crime, Travel, WTF | 48 comments

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Aruban Responsibility: Safety Issues with Quad Racers and Tourists
  • Aruba: Tourist Woman Reports Rape in Aruba on Eagle Beach
  • One Happy Island … Man caught with 5 kilos of Cocaine in Aruba
  • Aruban Police Threaten Walk Out; “One Happy Island”
  • Essence de Aruba, What is the Smell?

  • Comments

    48 Responses to “More From One Happy Island Aruba … Bouncer Beats up Tourist Who has to be Taken to Hospital”

    1. on September 18th, 2006 6:53 pm

      So rich! First Aruba has to compare itself to Holland – why? Is there a set up being planned for when investigators from the Netherlands arrive to investigate the disappearance of Natalee?

      It sounds like Aruba wants a pat on the back for arresting someone who committed an assault on a tourist. O.K. Aruba, it was nice you didn’t kill him and cover it up.

      Next we read the employee will “probably” lose his job. Say what? Would this be unusual and therefore news worthy?
      I would HOPE a government employee who beats a tourist would more than lose his job – jail for several years comes to mind.

    2. Carpe Noctem on September 18th, 2006 7:02 pm

      wait a minute, ya mean another one?

      some tourists were attacked in July too. What
      the frig is going on with these people?
      They simply can not be this stupid.


    3. KELMAL on September 18th, 2006 7:17 pm

      Must be one of those tourists from New York. Everyday New York sends many jets filled with DUMB americans. When will they learn ?????????????

    4. Richard on September 18th, 2006 7:44 pm

      What’s all the complaining about? Obviously the arrogant rich American tourist provoked the poor, innocent Aruban bouncer, who valiantly defended himself against a vicious onslaught.

      Heck, the vulgar American probably had the audacity to say something like “We want answers for Natalee Holloway.”

      What self-respecting Aruban could avoid reacting to such a flagrant combative remark?

      These Americans … next thing you know, they’ll be saying that the Aruban police ought to be out there protecting them, running the drug traffickers into jail, enforcing the law, and equally ridiculous things.

      Before long, you won’t even be able to be a judge’s son in Aruba and get away scot-free. Well, maybe that’s stretching it….

    5. dennisintn on September 18th, 2006 7:48 pm

      i’m surprised julia isn’t lobbying for a commendation and raise for the worker, and producing credible witnesses that the tourist was doing belly shots, had been on a drunken, drugged rampage on her happy island, and had to be subdued for the protection of the whole island.

    6. joe bear on September 18th, 2006 8:21 pm

      “Nothing Stays Buried ,Forever”Black Dahlia Aruba,wake up,you are killing your meal ticket.Joe

    7. k on September 18th, 2006 9:10 pm

      #5 dennisintn ROFL

    8. Maggie on September 18th, 2006 9:13 pm

      Bouncer didn’t understand their system. He thought he could find a couple security guards and blame them for it like in the Natalee H olloway case. He found out it’s only for the elite though. Was the pantless man at the bar also that night and Boeti in the bushes outside living in a bush, if so the bouncer is innocent.

    9. Maggie on September 18th, 2006 9:19 pm

      btw MsMarple and all involved, great job on the crime thread!

    10. Kate on September 18th, 2006 9:22 pm

      Aruba…an island filled with exemplary citizens!

    11. IndyDan on September 18th, 2006 9:35 pm

      The deal is they can keep pumping money and fresh ideas into how to make Aruba more presentable and appealing to tourists but by now most American Tourists and all tourists for that matter, see Aruba for what it really is. A dangerous place with criminals running the show making money off the dumb tourist element, paying the ALE to do their dirty coverup work. If a tourist comes up molested and raped, the dirty ALE does the damage control. The Jacobs, the VanDerSlatens, the VanDerSloots, are all in this. Aruba has been exposed for what it really is, a predatority environvent for unsuspecting fools/idiots looking for a cheap vacation. Desirable vacationers know Aruba is dangerous, undesirable vacationers know they won’t be targeted by these predators.

    12. Allan K on September 18th, 2006 9:39 pm

      I heard Julia say it was an accident.

    13. Sunny on September 18th, 2006 10:00 pm

      He might lose his job??? holy crap!!! I’d love to hear the REAL story about what happened!!!

      Aruba is the armpit of the world!!

    14. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 3:45 am

      Richard says:
      Before long, you won’t even be able to be a judge’s son in Aruba and get away scot-free. Well, maybe that’s stretching it….


      LOL Richard!

    15. Houston on September 19th, 2006 3:50 am

      If this guy is Dutch then nothing will be done….he will be out of jail and back at his old job in no time.

    16. Richard on September 19th, 2006 5:08 am

      New occupation for Joran vdS?

    17. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 5:51 am

      I think it is cool
      that when the Pope
      goes to all the
      different places
      throughout the world,
      he even studies
      the local sing

      He DA MANNNN, bro bro!!!


      I’ll probably be dead
      via a strike of
      lightening by next
      week. :roll eyes:

      oh well, it’s been a
      hoot. I will klaas
      my Photobucket Aruba
      Cartoon Collection

      Mayan Moons gets
      the 510-24 Collection. lol


    18. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 5:53 am

      Kelmal gets my spelchecker. (sp?)

    19. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 5:57 am
    20. blah on September 19th, 2006 6:26 am

      Come on now, I’m sure that the investigation will show that the silly tourist beat himself up. The suspect was really just arrested as a witness and will be awarded $28,000 for his time.

    21. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 6:41 am

      CHICAGO 24


      400 PERCENT ZOOM

      “A Closeup Focus On Cut Of Shoe In Basin”

      Justice 4
      Natalee Ann

    22. viet vet on September 19th, 2006 7:23 am

      I bet Arlene has an udder idea. You have to understand their system and udder laws. In Aruba law it is legal to beat up, rape, and get rid ob tourists. Particularly if you are a Dutch person of interest. and so on and so on…Boycott Aruba.

    23. Miss-Underestimated on September 19th, 2006 8:22 am

      Theres those words….HEAVY BATTERY… a public employee no less. Didn’t we hear this before……

    24. msmarple on September 19th, 2006 8:41 am

      Carpe Noctem – Re. Post #2:
      If you can find detail, will you post about the July incident you mention in the Murer & Crime thread? Please, and thank you. Link to current page of that thread below.

      All Monkeys:
      We also are looking for detail about the “suicide by poison on the beach” incident that occurred in late 2005 or Jan. 2006 – anyone?

    25. Miss-Underestimated on September 19th, 2006 9:40 am


      I can’t search today. But maybe this can lead to someone who has links

    26. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 9:52 am

      yes ma’m I’m lookin’ in to it.


    27. msmarple on September 19th, 2006 10:06 am

      U.S. 2005 Statistics –
      Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

      This one is for all those who like to comment about our crime statistics in the United States. Statistics are from the FBI’s just released 2005 reports.

      National Average: 5.6 per 100,000

      For Population Groups 50,000 — 99,999: 3.6
      (In general, this means cities or other entities of this size.)

      Per our Murder & Crime thread (see,
      Aruba seems to have at least 7 homicides for 2005 (counting Natalee),
      and 4 thus far in 2006.

      Aruba’s population is 71,891 (July 2006 est.) per the CIA World Factbook.

    28. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 10:39 am



      On November 14, 2005 DETROIT, MICHIGAN TV channel 7 “WXYZ” reported:

      Michigan Teen Missing in Aruba

      For two months 7 Action News has been investigating the disappearance of boy from Brighton.

      Now the FBI is getting involved to find out what happened to a young teen on the island of Aruba.

      Police in Aruba say Max Devrees’ disappearance was just an accident. But Action News has learned the FBI is now stepping in to investigate this case because it might be much more than just an innocent mystery in Aruba.

      The inviting ocean and sandy beaches of Aruba have proven dangerous for an American more than once recently.

      The world knows about Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teenager who disappeared in southern Aruba.

      But another young teenager, from Brighton, Michigan also vanished without a trace in Aruba. His name was Max Devrees.

      Yvonne Devries took 14-year-old Max and his younger sister to Aruba in May of 2004. She wanted them to spend some healing family time together following the death of her husband.

      “I want to find out if this was truly an accident. Was my son set up to be taken in Aruba? Was I followed and stalked and my son purposely targeted? We went there as basically a memorial service, privately for the family, in honor of their dad,” said Yvonne.

      At their hotel the Devrees family ended up hanging out with another hotel guest. He was a fellow American, 56-year-old David Stacey Sr.

      Stacey offered to pay for Max to rent a wave runner so they could go out on the water together.

      “Max was jumping up and down, really excited, let me go, let me go. And I did,” said Yvonne.

      That was the last time she would see her son.

      “They didn’t come back in 45 minutes. They didn’t come back in an hour. Pretty much immediately, I had that sinking feeling something was wrong,” explained Yvonne.

      The police launched a massive ocean search. After several hours they rescued Stacey about four miles off the coast, but Max was never found.

      According to Aruba police reports obtained by Action News, Stacey told police Max’s wave runner stopped working. He said he tried to tow Max’s watercraft, but that stranded both machines.

      Back on land Stacey told police Max somehow slipped away. But Stacey’s story seems to change, depending on who he spoke to.

      In one police interview, Stacey said, “Max started swimming towards shore.”

      But Yvonne said he told her something entirely different, “He said, ‘I heard a thump and Max was floating away.’ I said, ‘was he hurt?’ ‘Well, I don’t know, that was our said agreement between the two of us, to save our energy.’ ‘What do you mean an agreement?’ If it was your son, floating away, you would yell out to him, are you okay?”

      But in his first interview with police, Stacey told detectives he didn’t have an agreement with Max.

      Stacy also told police, “I do not remember if I called [out to] Max. I don’t think I did.”

      But in another statement 2 days later, Stacey said, “I called out to [Max], but he did not answer.”

      Corey Williams is a Michigan detective who is helping Yvonne learn the truth about what happened to Max.

      He said the statements to the police don’t add up, “The minute I started reading, I started seeing what I would describe as glaring inconsistencies.”

      Williams is also concerned about how quickly the Aruban police closed out the case without digging further into Stacey’s background.

      “It appears to me that there could possibly be foul play involved. It definitely appears to me that there needs to be more investigation done,” said Williams.

      In the Aruban police reports, David Stacey Sr. told detectives that he did not kill or do anything to hurt Max.

      As for the Aruba police, they have not returned our phone calls to tell us why they closed their case so quickly.

      Yvonne wants someone to find out how and why her son vanished, “Whatever you hold dear to you, just make sure you really realize what you do have, make sure you treasure it everyday, because when you wake up, you don’t know if that’s going to be your last day with them.”



    29. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 10:45 am

      Brighton, Michigan’s population
      seems to be eploding lately
      very popular place I see.

      Which part of the hand/mitten
      do you live in bro bro? ;)

    30. KELMAL on September 19th, 2006 10:58 am

      marple, Yep stay away from Aruba. If you get a minute look up the murder ratio in Jamaica. Jamaica is the MURDER CAPITAL of the WORLD. I keep telling people do NOT go to these islands. Why do they keep going ????????

    31. dennisintn on September 19th, 2006 11:40 am

      #l6, richard, jvds would only be interested in beating up l05 lb. girls. he’s not man enough to handle roughneck boys.

    32. mayan_moons on September 19th, 2006 12:53 pm

      LoL dennistn & Richard!~ BRAVO~

    33. para2legal on September 19th, 2006 1:08 pm

      Well…gee, I wonder if the beaten tourist was somehow media deprived. Where’s he been for the past 16 months? Duh, didn’t he do any research on the lawless, evil, drug infested, date-raping island before he purchased a vacation package?
      Not meaning to be mean, I’m just not feeling too sympathetic towards idiots who insist on vacationing in Aruba.

    34. mayan_moons on September 19th, 2006 1:12 pm

      Carpe!~ post#17 LoL!~

    35. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 1:25 pm
    36. mayan_moons on September 19th, 2006 2:32 pm

      post#34 hey para2legal!

      With all the media coverage of Natalee (grateful for every minute of said coverage) its hard to believe all these people still going to aruba don’t know the dangers there. I’d love to find out somehow if he did know & went anyway. If he did know, i’m with you & don’t have alot of sympathy either.

    37. para2legal on September 19th, 2006 4:01 pm

      #36 Mayan – I’m curious about the tourist’s nationality too. It could be he was conned by a Travel Agent – shame on them. Aruba just keeps on proving it’s NOT a safe place. I hope the tourist is going to be ok.

    38. mayan_moons on September 19th, 2006 5:00 pm

      para2legal says: It could be he was conned by a Travel Agent

      Funny you’d say that coz once the boycott began i wrote to all major Agencys & reminded them that should *something bad happen* again to another American tourist on Aruba they could find themselves a co defendant in a civil wrongful death lawsuit.

    39. Carpe Noctem on September 19th, 2006 5:27 pm


      can we get a better translation on this???



      ORANJESTAD(AAN):Alto comisario di polis den un combersacion cu DIARIO a notifica nos cu e ta saliendo pa exterior pa asina atende un reunion di Interpol
      Ademas el a splica nos cu e lo no bandona servicio di gobierno y na momento cu e entrega su posicion como alto comisario e lo bay traha como consehero di minister di husticia Rudy Croes.



      run through papiamentu traslator to english -

      alto comisario will become consehero of minister rudy croes oranjestad(aan):alto comisario of police in one combersacion cu daily paper owing to notifica we cu the is saliendo for exterior for so atende one meeting of interpol besides past owing to splica we cu the will not bandona servicio of gobierno y at instant cu the entrega his posicion because; alto comisario the will bay work because; consehero of minister of husticia rudy croes.




    40. KELMAL on September 19th, 2006 7:13 pm

      moons, When you call the travel agent again make sure you also mention Jamaica and cruises. Remember cruises are alot more deadly than Aruba is. 32 people missing since jan. 2000. SAD !!!!!!!!!

    41. dennisintn on September 19th, 2006 11:45 pm

      #33, p2l, as soon as the tourist left the island, they probably shook the perps hand, cohen personally let him out of his cell, and sent him on his way. if they actually prosecuted him, they’d have to make records of it and the assault would end up in the stats. even though they haven’t posted stats since l995, they might have to some day.

      and you’re right aabout the tourist being media deprived or dumber than a rock for being there. sure can’t blame anyone but himself for his troubles. and of course the perp.

    42. Carpe Noctem on September 20th, 2006 9:01 am


      See the righteous tourism ABOUND.


    43. Mortella on September 20th, 2006 9:21 am

      #40, Kelmel,
      Your statement that cruises are more dangerous than Aruba is not accurate. One would need the number aboard and how many cruises were involved in that count of 32.

      I believe you will find that once again, Aruba is the big winner in the Crime Stats coming in ahead of even the cruise lines if you apply the number on a per capita basis, that is compared to the number of people involved. The Murder Thread in the Monkey Forum shows about a dozen in the last two years on One Crappy Island. With only 77,000, that is pretty high. I also believe Jamaica warns tourists and advises them not to leave the resort area whereas Aruba lies and says they have absolutely not crime island-wide, enjoy! Total lack of responsible behavior on the part of the tourist industry in Aruba even compared to Jamaica. Sad commentary, too.

      But I do agree with you that the Caribbean basin is one of the highest crime spots in the world. It is also second only to sub-Sahara Africa in the number of cases of AIDS per capita.

      That is, if they are not lying about those stats the way they do about the crime ones for could be even higher than the World Bank is reporting if they do so.

      And even the beaches are man made! Sometimes it is just hard to think of something good about Aruba.

    44. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 6:36 am

      mort. You say per capita basis. What is the per capita basis on a ship. MAYBE 300. The rest are tourist. 32 going overboard is ALOT more dangerous than 1 in Aruba.

    45. jack blue on July 16th, 2008 1:53 pm

      Now if they would just arrest the government. jack blue

    46. mr huge on August 25th, 2008 6:04 am

      to all jackasses ;
      aruba is the safest happiest island in the caribbean called paradise….

      maybe this guy asked for a beat up….
      a simple fight on the public street….
      SM: IDIOT ALERT: Just by your mere ignorant comments one can tell that it is not safe. Maybe he asked for it … GEEZ … Maybe you are?

    47. mr huge on September 2nd, 2008 6:13 am



    48. Mary L on February 25th, 2014 11:16 am

      You are all acting as if the country you live in/come from never did anything wrong.. Or your own people never killed anyone.

      This in not ARUBA’s fault. You are comparing ONE lowlife bouncer to millions of people living in Aruba.

      Stop being so damn ignorant and judgmental for a change. Aruba is a nice island with very friendly folks.

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It