Man jailed for stealing disinfectant
Two months ago, Keith Fitzgerald Henderson Batson, 44, of no fixed place of abode, admitted harassing a woman and using threatening words to her.
Those were “I hate you. I am going to chop you up. When I come across Nelson Street, I would chop you up.”
After pleading not guilty originally, Batson later changed his plea before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 1.
He was placed on a bond to keep the peace for three months. If breached, he was told he would have to spend a month in jail.
That sentence was taken into consideration today by acting Magistrate Alliston Seale in the District ‘A’ No. 2 Court, before whom Batson pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of Jeyes Fluid from the House of Deals on April 21.
The thief walked into the Tudor Street establishment on that date, took up the bottle of disinfectant and placed it under his hat.
As Batson was about to leave the store, an employee who saw him take up the bottle approached him and asked about the hidden item. He handed it over and the police were called.
When he was questioned, Batson said he forgot the item in his hand and he wanted it to dye his security uniform.
Seale sentenced Batson to three months in jail and one month for breaching the bond. The sentences will run concurrently.