18 months for luncheon meat thief

A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for theft and another 18 months to run concurrently for assault.

Andrew Delisle Carmichael of Block 10 Princess Royal, Pine, St Michael today pleaded guilty to stealing seven tins of luncheon meat worth $37.31 from Channel Enterprises.

Carmichael also pleaded guilty to assaulting Anthony Alleyne, a security guard, in the execution of his duties.

The court heard today that Carmichael entered Channel Enterprises on June 19 with a white plastic bag in his hand not realizing that he was being monitored by the security guard as he made his way to the aisle where the luncheon meat was located.

Alleyne said Carmichael then took several tins of luncheon meat and placed them in the white bag before walking past the cashier without paying.

He was stopped and apprehended by Alleyne. However, Carmichael, who was taken to the supermarket’s lunchroom, reportedly pushed the security guard in his chest before running off.

He was again apprehended and handed over to police.

4 Responses to 18 months for luncheon meat thief

  1. sam Clarke June 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    This is an absurd sentence that has been imposed by this magistrate. Murders get less time in relative comparison to this crime.
    A better sentence would be for this person to do community service. Now the actual cost to the country of having to provide food, lodging and security for this individual, again will be in the hundreds of thousand of dollars for 18 months.

    It is time to reform the criminal justice system in Barbados now.

  2. Mark Bowman June 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    He will get more than $37.31 worth of free meals behind bars. This is a great waste of tax payers money. I agree with the previous post. It is time to reform the criminal justice system in Barbados now.

  3. BoboTheClown June 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    If i was the Judge in this case ,i would have assigned the accused to 17 months of Community Service, and in addition he would have to eat luncheon meat each and every day for breakfast ,lunch, and dinner. That ,i do believe would change his thought process of ever wanting to steal Luncheon meat ,or any other meat product again.

  4. nanci June 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    18 months for stealing lunch and meat? that is so stupid, he should have gotten probation or community service. i think the judges in barbados only see prison, especially if you are poor. The system set up in such a way, to send everyone to prison.


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