‘Do not go back’, lime thief warned
Glenn Jamal Lewis has been banned from returning to the premises of Harriet Cheltenham.
Lewis, an unemployed man from King Edward Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, admitted going to the woman’s premises at Queen Victoria Road, Bank Hall earlier today.
The 35-year-old appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard from acting Station Sergeant Neville Watson that Lewis was warned several times not to enter the woman’s yard and steal fruit from her trees. He ignored her requests.
Around 7:40 a.m., the woman went into her yard and saw Lewis under her lime tree picking limes. When she asked him what he was doing on her premises, he did not respond. She then called out to other family members who came and held Lewis until the police arrived.
The first-time offender told the magistrate today that he “was wrong”.
“But why would you keep doing that when the lady told you not to do so? You wouldn’t even answer the lady and you were on her premises,” Magistrate Frederick added.
“She tell me don’t leave and she call she husband,” Lewis explained.
“I have seen people get six months in jail for stealing limes already . . . Do not go back to Ms. Cheltenham’s property. Do not go there again. Otherwise you see that six months that I told you about? You will get that.”
Lewis was then convicted, reprimanded and discharged.