A 20-year-old man who boarded a pleasure cruise empty handed but left with a backpack, is expected to know his fate on October 29.
Shamar Jabari Greaves, of Second Avenue, Water Hall Land, St Michael, pleaded guilty to taking the bag and its contents worth
$1,000 belonging to Rashawn Alleyne on June 24.
In reading the police report Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim revealed that Alleyne, a crewmember, reported to the captain that his belongings were missing from the kitchen. A review of the CCTV footage showed Greaves entering and leaving with the bag, which was not recovered.
Today Greaves, who is not known to the court, used the misuse of alcohol as his defence.
“On the night of the cruise, when it dock, I was under the influence of alcohol. I went back on the cruise to use the bathroom and could not find it so I went in the kitchen and took the bag up. I would like to apologize . . . . At the time I was not working and was under the influence” Greaves told Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
However the magistrate said: “Obviously you weren’t drunk enough if you take up the people stuff”.
Greaves responded: “I was just enjoying myself.”
A presentencing report has been ordered into Greaves’ life after his father requested that he be admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital for observation.
The first time offender was granted $1,500 bail. He was also placed on a daily 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. curfew until the matter is adjudicated.