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It was the drinks

English visitor charged with theft blames drunkenness

COURT TODAY BLOCKAs a result of having too much to drink, English visitor, Adam Michael Christopher Thomas Garrett, ended up before the courts today for stealing a tip jar belonging to Sharkey’s Tropical Café.

Garrett pleaded guilty before Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court and was sternly told that there was “no excuse for drunken conduct”.

The offence was committed yesterday. The tip jar valued at $40 contained $180.60.

Garrett was first ordered to repay the café the $220.60. Additionally, he was given a $750 forthwith fine which carried an alternative of six months in prison.

“It went horribly wrong. I drank too much,” the guest admitted.

That excuse did not sit well with Seale though.

“Being drunk is not an excuse. If you can’t hold your liquor, you will suffer the consequences,” he told Garrett before handing down the fines.

According to police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill, Garrett entered the café around 6 p.m. in the company of two women. He went to the bar and ordered some drinks. Around 8 p.m., he called for one more round of drinks and asked for the bill.

After being given a bill for $150, Garrett paid and then exited the café.

Shortly after, the bartender noticed the tip container was missing and asked the waitresses if they had seen it, to which they replied they had not.

A look at the video surveillance showed Garrett had placed a broad-brimmed hat over the jar and dragged it into a handbag in his lap.

The matter was reported to the police and Garrett was apprehended as he tried to hide in the hotel’s bathroom. Following the conduct of investigations, he was subsequently charged.

Both fines were paid.

7 Responses to It was the drinks

  1. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown January 7, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Lol ah tell wunna say ah bare broke tourist come here

  2. Chari Wallin
    Chari Wallin January 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hope he is not allowed back… Don’t need any more crime on that island!!!!!!

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

    He should have been fined the next day, then taken straight to the airport to return home

  4. Alison Lucas
    Alison Lucas January 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

    He came all the way to Barbados to steal hard working people’s cash? But wait how they know exactly how much $ was in the jar?

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 7, 2016 at 11:35 am
  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Well planned! He was not drunk he knew exactly what he was doing, saw the opportunity, jumped straight into the deep end without a life jacket. Deport the Moron!

  7. Jackie Manley
    Jackie Manley January 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Shameful and disgusting


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