A 25-year-old cleaner, who admitted to stealing a cellular phone from his workplace, has been ordered to complete 140 hours of community service.
Dario Ruel Jaron Jackman of Kendal Hill, Christ Church pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to taking the $600 phone belonging to Shaun Hazell from an office on September 12.
Ask why he committed the offence, Jackman told the magistrate that he wanted to write down what he wanted to say, but no one would give him a pen.
After his request was facilitated by the magistrate, Jackman read aloud a two-line statement which said:
“I am guilty and I am also wrong for stealing Shaun Hazell’s phone on the 12th of September and I am sorry about that.”
Asked why he chose to write down the words instead of uttering them, Jackman did not reply.
However, he told Frederick he had made “a mistake” when he took the phone.
If Jackman is able to perform his community service successfully, no conviction will be recorded against him. He returns to court on December 8,