A St Michael man was ordered to do 80 hours community service for obstructing a policeman in the execution of his duty.
Romario Anthony Brown, 25, of 36 Phillips Road in the Pine, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Sergeant Carrison Henry told the court that last Wednesday, a joint team of police officers and soldiers was on patrol in the area of Golden Rock, Pine, when they spoke to a young man wearing a camouflage shirt and the accused who was indulging in a football game.
According to the prosecutor, the accused stopped what he was doing and went over to the area where the policeman was talking to the young man and said in a loud and aggressive manner: “Wunna is do bare . . . .”
The prosecutor added that the policeman spoke to the accused about his manner and while doing so, the youth in the camouflage ran off and the other members of the patrol gave chase. He added that the young man took off his shirt and threw it over the fenced yard of a nearby house.
As a result, the accused was told that he had obstructed the police officer in execution of his duty and was asked his name and he refused and started to struggle. He was eventually subdued and taken to the police station.