A 23-year-old man charged with unlawfully damaging a motor van belonging to Roger Graham might have to pay for his destructive behaviour.
Edward Darius Narcisse, of #14 Princess Mary Lane Pinelands, St Michael, pleaded guilty to the offence when he went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Court yesterday.
Sergeant Neville Reid, in outlining the facts, told the court the complainant is the owner of a Toyota Hilux and conducts business in King William Street.
Reid said on the mentioned dated, Graham parked his vehicle at the front of his business. He later saw Narcisse resting on the back of the vehicle and asked him to move, which he did.
Later that day, Graham realized that the vehicle had a scratch from the back fender to the front, as well as circular scratches on the bonnet.
He reviewed video footage from the establishment and saw that Narcisse had caused the damage to his vehicle.
Five days later, he saw the accused on Nelson Street and pointed him out to the police.
Narcisse, a first-time offender, told the court: “I am sorry for the incident. I was drinking [and] was intoxicated, I don’t remember what happened at the time but I know I was resting on the vehicle. I would like to offer compensation to the complainant.”
Magistrate Douglas Frederick then adjourned the matter to December 16, when Graham is expected to appear in court.
In the meantime, Narcisse is on $3 000 bail which he secured with one surety.