A District ‘A’ Magistrate today heard that a middle age man, who appeared in court for loitering as a suspected bottles thief, had done it before.
In fact, Peter Samuel James, 53, of 3rd Avenue Goodland, St Michael, had recently completed a three-month bond on a similar offence.
So after he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to his latest offence that happened today, James was placed on another three-month bond to keep the peace.
If he breaches this, the presiding judicial officer warned him, he would have to spend three months behind bars.
James was charged with loitering on the premises of the Shallow Draft, Spring Garden, raising suspicion that he was about to commit an offence of theft.