All Wayde McLloyd Grant wanted today was a cup of tea and he made that request quite clear as he sat in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court impatiently waiting his time before the judicial officer.
As he walked to the dock the 46-year-old, of no fixed place bode, stated: “Mr Fredericks sir I want a cup of tea.”
He then pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon – a knife – in his possession while at Barbarees Hill, a public place.
“It makes no sense saying nothing, I does smoke drugs,” said Grant who rambled on even as Magistrate Douglas Frederick informed him that he would be remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for observation and to find out whether he is fit to plead to the offence.
“I fit to plea. I don’t want time on remand. Remand hard,” he said. He then asked: “Where am I going?”
When told that he was headed to the Black Rock mental health institution, he responded “
. . . you should have sent me there ever since. Five men tell me they will feed me and nothing.”
The accused was given an April 1 date to return to court as he walked out the docks quarreling.