Alleged ham thief denied bail

A man who has a “multiplicity of convictions” attached to his name will spend the next 28 days at HMP Dodds after he appeared in court for allegedly stealing a ham.

Anthony Rudolph Thorpe, 59, of Derricks, St James yesterday denied in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that he stole the item, valued at $70.17, from Hanschell Inniss Limited last Saturday.

Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail on the grounds that the unemployed man was currently on bail from two courts.

“[He has] a multiplicity of convictions, most of them under the Theft Act,” the prosecutor said, adding that having Thorpe on remand would be for “the protection of society and the accused” as well.

In his bail application, Thorpe explained to the magistrate that he was a “very sick man” and suffered with asthma and hypertension.

However, Frederick told him that he could not use the same excuse every time he came to court on similar allegations.

“I get accused wrongfully,” said Thorpe who will reappear in court on February 6.

17 Responses to Alleged ham thief denied bail

  1. Zaa Mcobothi
    Zaa Mcobothi January 11, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Omg the old man who behaves like a smalll boy.

  2. Lennox hewitt January 11, 2017 at 6:38 am

    If u a sick man as u claim u shud not be stealing but any how u will get medical attension up there good attention .

  3. jrsmith January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This guy should be electronically taged , would save a lot of time and money….

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner January 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Ok ham thief denied bail but rapist thief and serious bodily harm accused in another case given bail by same magistrate,just trying to understand how granting of bail works.

    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor January 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Visit the court to hear or law school it’s not a simple matter and innocent until proven guilty is the law of the land

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner January 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Agree innocent until proven guilty but same magistrate release one charge with serious crime of rape and assult but lockup another for stealing just trying to see rational know how it supposed to work but let ‘s be real that ‘s not how it really works.

  5. Dave Person
    Dave Person January 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

    You should beat somebody to death with that ham. Ya would of get bail.

  6. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I think something wrong with the system.A man get caught with guns and get bail. The Hampton only value $70.00 .That is how the system wasting time.

  7. Clyde Clarke
    Clyde Clarke January 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Wait wait, maybe it’s just me, but something is SEEERIOUSLY not right wid the court/justice system in Barbados..i constantly read where people arrested for violent crimes, seem somehow to be always granted bail, and the ones arrested for petty crimes, such as stealing a ham, loitering (with no fix place of abode), or cursing AT the police, are always remanded to custody…that “syatem” is jacked up,and people need ta start making some noise bout that.

  8. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore January 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I hope it was a farmers ham he steal, anything else an he deserve life 😀

  9. David Wyndoze
    David Wyndoze January 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    – at my taxpayer expense!

  10. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price January 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    He was denied bail because of the multiple times according to the report. In other words, judge see he ain looking tuh stop theifing

  11. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price January 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Half people talking wudda lick he down if dat was dem Xmas ham he thief

  12. anthony durant January 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    He is a serial offender out on bail for two different charges….
    I think the judge was fair .. also he would have broken his bail conditions. Hope he can make a u turn…

  13. Rick January 12, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The judge told him he should not be stealing….sounds like he has already been found guilty. …being held on remand for 28 days for allegedly speaking a ham worth $70.17…hmmmm….if found guilt, again, what could his sentense possibly be after already spending 28 days in prison? ??? WOW, STEALing is wring but I guess in the case two wrongs makes a right….28 days and nor yet convicted fir a $70.17 ham……hmmmmm


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