‘I am guilty’
Thief finally admits to hotel room break-in
After four months on remand denying that he had broken into a hotel room in St Lawrence Gap, known thief Peter Rudolph Gay pleaded guilty when he appeared in court Tuesday.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant sentenced him to time served.
The 57-year-old Gay, who has 13 prior convictions – most of them for theft – admitted that he had broken into Room 501 of the Yellow Bird Hotel with the intent to steal.
“I am guilty, I am guilty, I am guilty,” Gay told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant. “I am sorry for wasting the court’s time.”
The #44 Hillside Terrace, Gall Hill, Christ Church resident explained that on April 26, he “left home, went to Oistins and had some drinks”, before heading to St Lawrence Gap to drink some more.
“I wake up next morning inside the station with a charge,” Gay said.
The police facts revealed that one of the guests in the room at the hotel woke up around 11:30 p.m. to see Gay rummaging through some drawers. When he confronted the intruder, Gay responded: “I am lost”
The man ordered Gay to leave. However, when Gay attempted to go, he was held by a civilian until police arrived.