A self-confessed recovering alcoholic was this afternoon sentenced to 12 months behind bars for stealing $174 worth of drinks from Sol service station, Collymore Rock, St Michael.
Arleigh Todd pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Court to entering the service station as a trespasser on May 15, 2016 and stealing 18 energy drinks valued at $108 and 24 bottles of stout worth $66.
Prosecutor Janice Ifill said the drinks were the property of K. Maycock Investments Incorporated.
Before sentencing him, the magistrate told Todd he had a propensity for committing similar types of offences.
She also asked the 55-year-old unemployed man, of no fixed place of abode, if he had anything to say.
“I am a recovering addict. I have been clean for five years. The day it [the offence] happened, I received terrible news that blow me up. I got drunk . . . five years I have been clean. The news just blow me up. I do try. I don’t know if the court can help me,” he replied.