Ricardo Antonio Agard, confessed to being on the road during the imposed national curfew even though he knew it was “a serious thing”.
However, the 26-year-old, who has no fixed place of abode, told both police and the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that he went to his “dad’s to get breakfast” on April 11.
That statement was not confirmed when police made the necessary checks.
He was subsequently charged with breaking curfew by being outdoors around 12 :30 p.m. without reasonable explanation.
Station Sergeant Crishna Graham told Magistrate Wayne Clarke that police went on patrol along Hythe Gardens, Christ Church, after receiving a report. While driving they observed Agard walking and asked him his reason for being on the road.
Today, the accused sought to clarify for the magistrate what he told the police.
“I am a diabetic. I have to eat on time. I have no fixed place of abode. The truth is . . . I know this bond thing is a serious thing but I didn’t do it for purpose. I am a diabetic, my heart enlarge. I will go back to my father.
“When I see the jeep I did not hide. I know they were looking for me. I know this thing serious but I had to get something . . . something sweet,” Agard stated.
Magistrate Clarke informed Agard, who is known to the court, that he would help in getting him a fixed place to live.
Agard responded: “I begging you sir please. I would like you to give me a bligh.”
He was sentenced to six months in prison.