A plea by a 53-year-old St Michael man to be released into the custody of the Psychiatric Hospital was denied yesterday.
Eden Alphonso Reid of Crichlow Land, Wavell Avenue appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick charged with damaging two tyres belonging to Ronnay Worrell on July 26.
Reid, who was not represented by an attorney-at-law, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the No 1 District “A” Magistrates’ Court and was offered bail, but was unable to secure a surety.
“I want to go to the Mental to get some rest. I want to get my medication and I want to go to the Mental,” the unemployed Reid pleaded.
However, the magistrate advised the accused that the “Mental” was a hospital and “we can’t just full it up like that”.
That was not what Reid wanted to hear, so he tried a different approach.
“I beg you please, I is a well-known man there; they know me. Just send me to the Mental.”
The Acting Chief Magistrate responded that Reid “sound reasonable to me”, before remanding him into custody until September 22.
“You can get bail once someone comes to sign on your behalf,” Frederick advised.