Farmer admits to stealing limes

A man who is Farmer by name, but not by vocation, today admitted to a Bridgetown magistrate that he stole 25 pounds of limes.

O’Neal Sylvester Farmer, who was recorded as having of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to committing the offence which occurred yesterday in Pine Gardens, St Michael.

Farmer also pleaded guilty to possession of apparatus for the misuse of cocaine.

The court heard that police were on patrol in Pine Gardens when they saw Farmer emerging from a bushy area near some houses.

He was asked by lawmen for his reason for being there and he was searched.

According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Janice Ifill, a glass tube with a hole at the bottom and wire mesh at the top was found in his pants pocket.

“Officer, give me a break,” he allegedly said when the drug paraphernalia was discovered.

The limes were found in a box and bag which Farmer was carrying.

“I just pick them from a tree down there,” he told officers at the time.

The limes belonged to Richard Matthews and a restitution order was today granted for them to be returned to him.

“I’m sorry, Ma’am,” Farmer, who is known to the courts, told Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant.

After taking a look at his conviction card, the magistrate reprimanded and discharged him on the theft charge.

However, she imposed a six-month suspended sentence for possession of apparatus for the misuse of cocaine.

While Farmer will stay out of jail for now, if he is found guilty of breaking any laws in the next 12 months, he will spend that amount of time in prison.

11 Responses to Farmer admits to stealing limes

  1. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan February 2, 2017 at 3:34 am


  2. Ross Rich
    Ross Rich February 2, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Jack ass real talk

  3. Ross Rich
    Ross Rich February 2, 2017 at 5:12 am


  4. jrsmith February 2, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Is it that serious in Barbados , that we are having a homeless people problem and these seems to be most of the people stealing……….

  5. Tsa Harris
    Tsa Harris February 2, 2017 at 7:34 am


  6. William February 2, 2017 at 7:55 am

    He should change his name to “Picker” or “Reaper”

  7. Ah
    Ah'sila Kennedy Cambridge-Blackman February 2, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Wa i does thief limes offa ppl trees too stupz

    • Lisa Moore
      Lisa Moore February 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

      So because you steal limes does it make it right?

  8. Michele Antoinette
    Michele Antoinette February 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Farmer by name, thief by nature

  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 2, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Picked the limes without permission. Must learn to ASK. Community service filling in the potholes.

  10. Demetrio Moore
    Demetrio Moore February 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Dem is de limes dat Jah provide


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