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‘$5 horn’ lands two in court

COURT TODAY BLOCKA shop assistant went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning and pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance at the Usain Bolt Complex.

While Mandisa Zakiya Brathwaite did so, her co-accused Roger Don Goodridge, a self-employed 53-year-old, denied the charge.

The vendor, who resides at Garden Road, Country Road, St Michael, was granted $1,000 bail and told to return to court on March 24.

Meanwhile, Brathwaite, who is not known to the court, was reprimanded and discharged. She resides at Block 14K Haynesville, St James.

The incident occurred after Brathwaite bought a horn from Goodridge which was defective. After she confronted him about it and asked for an exchange, it was refused.

It was after she tried pushing her hand in Goodridge’s bag to get a different one that they had an altercation and Brathwaite hit him with her umbrella.

Magistrate Frederick felt that the matter could have been settled there without having to face the court over “a $5 horn.”

He also explained to the woman what good customer service ought to be and advised her that if she was dissatisfied with Goodridge’s response to her, she simply should not purchase anything further from the vendor rather than the action she had taken.

7 Responses to ‘$5 horn’ lands two in court

  1. Winston Gittens
    Winston Gittens February 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    10 points for the headline…

  2. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte February 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Base on the details in the story I have to say this is how Domestic Violence is dealt with. smfh Why was one given Bail and the other was discharged??? what i miss in story?

  3. Astral Macalesher
    Astral Macalesher February 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Should of give her back her money end of

  4. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck February 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm


  5. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams February 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Such a picturesque headline. Who was given bail, Wayne? I would expect the aggressor to pay bail….While the vendor might have been morally wrong, he might not have been legally wrong……you need a warranty when you buy 5 dollar horns from street vendors? Maybe he could send it overseas back to the manufacturer……unlikely.

  6. Mohammed AK Patel
    Mohammed AK Patel February 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I thought somebody got a Bajan “horn” over a $5 . Lol

  7. jrsmith February 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    This is brilliant, she have my blessings on this, right to lash him, that will teach him, we need to send her to parliament to wake that useless lot up , hail, hail.


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