A security officer has been ordered to compensate the owners of fast food restaurant Chicken Barn Limited for damaging a glass door at one of its outlets earlier this month.
Akeeme Special Fabian Anthony Royce Edward Yaw admitted to committing the offence on November 13, 2016. The 28-year-old resident of Melvin’s Avenue, Black Rock, St Michael had been charged with damaging the door, valued at $700.
He was ordered to pay compensation to the food establishment in eight weeks – by January 20 next year –, failing which he would spend two weeks in jail.
In relaying the facts of the case, the police prosecutor recalled that Yaw, his wife and friends went to Chicken Barn to dine and remained there until closing time.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant heard that after leaving, Yaw’s wife fell ill and vomited. Yaw then returned to the fast food restaurant and tried to get back inside to see what assistance the on-duty manager could provide. However, a security guard refused to let him in.
According to the prosecution, Yaw went back to the door to enquire what was in the food, knocking repeatedly on the door until it shattered. He then left the area and took his wife to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical attention.
The matter was reported to the police, even as the accused turned himself in at the Black Rock Police Station.
Yaw’s wife, who was in court today, told the magistrate the doctor’s report attributed her illness to food poisoning.