Richard DaCosta Jordan began a three-month jail term Thursday afternoon, after failing to pay an $800 forthwith fine.
The fine was imposed by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant after Jordan admitted stealing two deodorants, valued $26. 30 from F.W. Woolworth & Company Limited on Wednesday.
Jordan, who has multiple convictions, resides at Bamboo Road, St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church.
Sergeant Neville Reid told the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court No 2 that a cashier saw Jordan leave the store with a comb in one hand. Security was informed and the security officer pursued and caught up with him at Bolton Lane, The City.
When he was asked to produce a receipt, he had none. The security officer took Jordan back to the store but when he reached the back door, he began struggling with the officer. He also took the deodorants from his pocket and threw them to the ground.
Police later arrested and charged the 53-year-old unemployed man.