A St Michael man, who stole a television from the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), has three months to pay a $1,500 fine to a Bridgetown Court if he wants to avoid spending three months at Dodds prison.
Tristan Patrick Albert Joseph must also be on his best behaviour for the next six months.
If the 27-year-old, of Marine Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, breaches the bond imposed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick he will have to spend three months in prison.
According to the prosecutor, Joseph stole the television, valued at $1,499. 99, as well as a flash drive from the LESC building, located on Government Hill, on January 1.
The television usually sits on a stand in the lobby of the building, but it was placed in another location to accommodate patrons at an Old Year’s night event.
However when officials made a check on January 5 they discovered the item missing.
A further check was made of the CCTV footage and a man was seen boldly walking out of the building with the television tucked under his arm, before placing it in the cab of a pickup truck and driving away. Investigations were conducted which led to a search warrant being executed at Joseph’s residence. The two items were recovered.
Today in court Joseph took full responsibility for his actions as the items were found at his house. However, he said that “a man tell me to carry it home, he going [to] come for it. It was not to sell”.