Teen nabbed for deodorant

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe father of a teenager who stole from a supermarket did not intend leaving the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday unless his son had apologised for finding himself before the courts.

The 16-year-old had earlier admitted to stealing a $6.99 anti-perspirant deodorant from Popular Discounts at Spooners Hill, St Michael on Monday.

The facts of the case were that a security guard noticed that while the teen was paying for three items at the cashier, something else was jutting out of his right rear pocket. When he requested a search, the item was found.

The court referred the boy to a probation officer who recommended that he was a fit candidate for community service and should perform 80 hours.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant spoke to the first-time offender and when she concluded, his father, who patiently stood beside him in the courtroom, mentioned that his son had something to say.

The boy looked blankly at his parent who responded: “You don’t have anything to say to her?” When understanding dawned on him, the boy thanked the magistrate and promised that “it will not happen again”.

The father also thanked the magistrate before exiting the courtroom.

6 Responses to Teen nabbed for deodorant

  1. Donna November 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Way to go, Dad! Hope you will have no further trouble.

  2. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett November 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Dad shows he has good parenting skills.

  3. Tristan John
    Tristan John November 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    But 80 hours labour for a $7 item? Lol I guess I’m the only person thinking that’s a bit excessive

  4. Mhizz Sweetness
    Mhizz Sweetness November 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    dats a proper dad

  5. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair November 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Looks as though he has supportive parents, hopefully that’s the case and it was not just a case of embarrassed parents. Hopefully his parents will not leave the matter in the courtroom and will help him to deal with the underlining problem which caused him to steal.


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