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$500 fine for stolen $10 gel

COURT TODAY BLOCKDelano Romero Linton stole a $10 bottle of gel belonging to Beauty Works on Tuesday.

Had he known that his fine would be 50 times this amount, the Millers Land, Chapman Lane, St Michael man might have bought the gel instead of stealing it.

On November 17, a sales assistant noticed Linton in the store acting suspiciously and notified the supervisor.

When the security camera was checked, he was seen putting the gel under this shirt and leaving the store. There was also a vacant spot among the gels on the shelf.

The matter was reported to police and soon after, the thief was seen in James Street, The City. He was arrested and the gel recovered but it was partially used by then.

Linton asked the court to give him “a chance” today, saying that he was wrong to take the item without paying.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant gave him two weeks in which to pay a $500 fine. Failing that, he will have to spend four months in prison.

Linton must show his receipt for payment to the court when he returns on December 2.

16 Responses to $500 fine for stolen $10 gel

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess November 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Blima good thing that din cost…$20 smh!

  2. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge November 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

    cuh dear though….

    • Panwallie November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      CUD DEAR WHAT. Why do you think things are so expensive? The store claims on the insurance, the premiums are increased and they pass the cost onto the consumer. Next two months that gel will cost $25.
      Gelly Hairs locks need to find himself a job and stop stealing.

  3. A Maria Benn
    A Maria Benn November 20, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Bruh. Stupse. U deserve that.

  4. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN November 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Magistrate Kristie -Cuffy . She cuff he wid a $500 dollar fine. De seh when apprehended he had used part a de gel ,but de na seh how or weh he used it. Me guess e wanted to be slippery.LoL

  5. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley November 20, 2015 at 11:04 am


  6. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley November 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    How does he get to court so fast when others wait for weeks, months or years !!

  7. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow November 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Think the message is crime don’t pay ! I kind of agree in stopping the petty criminals and showing the next generation that Crime will not pay. It all starts somewhere, good to get these people at grass roots. As for how long it takes well it depends on how simple the case is.

  8. George Hinkson
    George Hinkson November 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Theft is theft. If the punishment is not a sufficient deterrent, what’s to make the person think twice before doing it again?

  9. Roger Gibbons November 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    He has to be sick in his head gel? not a breadfruit or a potato but gel what a jackass-cart.

  10. sunshinecanada November 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    it’s your lucky day, go buy loto ticket, not a joke

  11. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne November 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Good!!! Proceeds from crime should always weigh heavy… You don’t know how the owner(s) come by their things but some feel they should have the right to benefit off someone else’s misery.


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