A 49-year-old general worker has one month to pay a $750 fine to the Bridgetown Court if he wants to avoid spending three months in prison.
The amount was imposed on Henderson O’Brian Lorde of Church Hill, Christ Church today after he pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in his possession – namely a flick knife – while at a public place.
The facts revealed that police were on patrol on Bush Hill, St Michael on January 3 when they came across Lorde brandishing a wooden-handled knife while involved in an altercation with another man.
The police intervened, detained him and asked him to account for the weapon to which he responded: “That man attack me first so I pull the knife on he.”
From the docks today Lorde maintained that position telling Magistrate Douglas Frederick that the other man was “trailing” him and “bound pun” him.
“I draw my knife and the police came the same time and the man ran in the bush,” he told the court.
Lorde who revealed that he carried the weapon for his protection also declared that the unknown man should have been the one before the court and not him.