Nineteen-year-old Selwyn Brian Miller does not have to wonder where his next meal is coming from for the next six months.
The 2nd Avenue, Newbury, St George resident told Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon that he committed a criminal offence because he wanted “something to eat”.
The teenager made the comment after he pleaded guilty to loitering in David Cave’s yard on October 13 with intent to commit burglary.
Cave was at home on the aforementioned date when he heard the neighbour’s dogs barking. He looked out and saw Miller on his property carrying a fruit picker and a bag containing paint cans. Miller ran away towards Collymore Rock when the homeowner came out to investigate. He was later apprehended by police.
“I duh want something to eat that day. I was stealing paint to sell,” Miller revealed this afternoon.
His guilty plea also triggered a six-month bond imposed back on July 6, which carried a one-month prison sentence.
He was then sentenced to five months at HMP Dodds, which will run consecutive giving him a six-month prison term.