A 27-year-old man has admitted to having an offensive weapon in a public place without lawful excuse.
Jabar Leroy Dwayne Agard of Ellerton Housing Area, St George was arrested and charged with the offence on September 18.
According to the facts, police were patrolling along Bridge Street, The City when they observed the accused engaged in a verbal altercation with another man.
Agard, who reportedly removed a black handle pair of scissors from his right pants pocket and waved it in the man’s face in a threatening manner, was ordered by police to put down the weapon and he complied.
Explaining his actions to Magistrate Douglas Frederick, the accused man said: “I just pull it out to tell him to stop following me.
“I was intoxicated and he told me come and go home.”
Agard, who is not known to the law courts, was ordered to pay $350 forthwith to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court or spend an alternative three months in jail.