A 29-year-old man will spend six months at HMP Dodds for entering a supermarket and walking out without paying for several items.
A security guard on duty at Popular Discount Supermarket kept Dario Renaldo Brathwaite, of Pickwick Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael under observation when he entered the establishment around 9:30 a.m yesterday.
He subsequently left empty-handed, only to return around 2:42 p.m. He was again observed by security who saw him placing a number of items — three deodorants, three bottles of lotion, three perfumes, two packs of toothpaste, a mosquito coil and two packs of drink — into a haversack which he had over his shoulder.
Brathwaite attempted to leave the supermarket without paying but was detained by a security officer, Sergeant Edwin Pinder revealed to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
He began to “scuffle” with the guard hitting her on the hand. Other officers intervened and Brathwaite was subdued.
Before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today he pleaded guilty to the theft charge and to assaulting Euphyne Bascombe occasioning her actual bodily harm.
Brathwaite, who is known to the court, was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing the items totaling $141.64 and convicted, reprimanded and discharged for the assault.
A restitution order was granted for the items to be handed over to the supermarket.
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