A prison cell at Dodds will be home for a 42-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, for the next six months.
Aliston Obrien Rock denied having an ice pick while in a public place yesterday, but pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting Dwane Jordan while at Massy Store in Worthing, Christ Church.
Rock entered the supermarket during the morning hours and picked up some items.
“Why you looking at me for?” he reportedly asked Jordan, the security guard, who was observing him at the time.
Jordan walked off and continued his duties at the exit.
“What happen?” Rock asked the guard as he made his way out of the establishment.
The accused then grabbed Jordan by the throat before fleeing the scene. Police later captured him.
“I was going for something to eat. I had money,” Rock told Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon.
The magistrate then asked why he attacked the guard who was only doing his job.
“He was harassing me,” was Rock’s reply before he was sentenced to six months in prison for the daring act.
“That ain’t reasonable sir,” Rock, who is known to the court, said, while stressing that “he [Jordan] had no right harassing me”.
Rock will return to the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on July 18 when the offensive weapon case against him will continue.