Convicted gas bottle thief nabbed with a stove

A 45-year-old man who previously served time behind bars for stealing bottles of gas, returned before the law courts today charged with theft of a stove.

Winston Leroy King, of Thompson Land, Licorish Village, St Michael, admitted in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to entering Daniel Lowe’s house on December 20 and stealing a stove worth $1,800.

According to the facts presented by Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, the complainant lives at another location but owns a home in 2nd Avenue, Licorish Village, which is currently unoccupied and undergoing repairs.

It was a call from one of the neighbours that alerted Lowe to the burglary and when the homeowner arrived he noticed that a kitchen window was broken and the doors open.

Lowe also observed that his stove was missing from the kitchen. The break-in was reported to police and the stove was recovered from a residence in the area where it was apparently hidden by King who is well known to the court. He was later arrested.

Today, the accused man admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to entering Lowe’s house and taking the appliance.

However, he claimed that he was sent there by a lady who paid him $15 to remove the stove.

“I took the stove out of there and it was too heavy for I to go up by the track by she with the stove, so I took it by [another residence],” he said.

“Sir I was doing a job. I didn’t know. This house was already open, and I entered,” King explained, stressing that he did not break into Lowe’s place.

“Sir all I does do is work. Sir I making money and I doing foolishness with it, buying drugs. Right now Sir I on drugs, I on cocaine and I pun alcohol and I just need a little help Sir. Nothing else in the house was [taken] but the stove you know,” he said in an impassioned appeal to the magistrate.

However his plea to be remanded at the Psychiatric Hospital was denied.

Instead, King was sentenced to six months at HMP Dodds.

28 Responses to Convicted gas bottle thief nabbed with a stove

  1. Simone Gentle
    Simone Gentle December 22, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Ur a comedian

    Reply
  2. Chris Ghita
    Chris Ghita December 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Makes sense

    Reply
  3. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson December 22, 2016 at 5:28 am

    You don’t expect the man to cook lol

    Reply
  4. Cherry Amor
    Cherry Amor December 22, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Stolen gasbottle + stove = prison

    Reply
  5. Maria December 22, 2016 at 5:39 am

    A stove? Really?

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  6. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker December 22, 2016 at 5:44 am

    45 US??????? Man I’m 46 and he looks old enough to be my dad.

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  7. Rehcra Aicram Enelra
    Rehcra Aicram Enelra December 22, 2016 at 6:15 am

    You will be going home for the holidays… lol

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    • Carlos Mason
      Carlos Mason December 22, 2016 at 7:33 am

      LOL” I’ll be home for Christmas you can count on me”.

      Reply
  8. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry December 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

    They got heat in Dodds

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  9. Alex Alleyne December 22, 2016 at 6:54 am

    “Stove and gas bottle” go together like “hand and glove”.
    Must cook to eat ….and live.
    Sorry chap, try facing the store next time …….with some money.

    Reply
  10. Fuji Kidd
    Fuji Kidd December 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Makes sense…

    Reply
  11. Aviston Byer
    Aviston Byer December 22, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Man wanted to brew up a pot

    Reply
  12. Carlos Mason
    Carlos Mason December 22, 2016 at 7:32 am

    LOL.That’s a good one.

    Reply
  13. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison December 22, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Just what I was thinking Jai.

    Reply
  14. Kim Ramsay
    Kim Ramsay December 22, 2016 at 7:45 am

    45???? Never!!!!

    Reply
  15. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde December 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    SO DENNIS,IS IT ALLRIGHT FOR HIM TO THEIF THE STOVE..(JUST ASKING)

    Reply
  16. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier December 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Is he on a personal mission to stop people from cooking

    Reply
  17. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury December 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Between this story and the other one with the ‘violent foursome”. I am quite entertained . 45 years old you say ?

    Reply
  18. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde December 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I KEEP SAYING THIS FOR YEARS,THE BARBADOS EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM,SHOULD TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO BE ENTREPRENEURS,AND NOT FOCUS EVERYTHING ON MATHS,ENGLISH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES,THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ABOVE SUBJECTS..

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  19. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes December 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Well the bottle itself won’t work. Lol

    Reply
  20. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward December 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Lol

    Reply
  21. Hariette December 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    He lives at Dodds. He comes out for a little holiday but when he realise that it is harder out here, he does something wrong to be sent back. He spends more time in than out

    Reply
  22. Just looking on ... December 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Gas bottle, stove “Licorish Village…” lol.

    Reply

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