Deliveryman pleads guilty to stealing picnic ham

A 42-year-old deliveryman is facing the possibility of six months in prison if he fails to pay an $800 fine.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant issued the order to Troy Ryan O’Neal Jordan, of Block 17C, Green Hill Drive, Silver Hill, Christ Church, after he pleaded guilty to stealing an $87 picnic ham from Cherish Cosmetique Incorporated on November 29.

He was seen by one of the officials at the establishment putting the item in a bag he was carrying.

When confronted he allegedly said, “I ain’t thief no ham, look de ham there.”

Jordan, who was represented by attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at, also told the court that while he was initially planning to steal the ham, he got scared and had second thoughts.

“I had it in my bag, but at the last minute I got frighten and took it out of the bag and put it on a box. I think the gentleman saw me [with the ham], but I didn’t take it,” Jordan said.

However, the magistrate pointed out that Jordan had “quite the history” of theft offences and had also been recently released from a prison after spending three months for a similar offence.

To add to his legal troubles, Jordan also pleaded guilty to assaulting Makajah Barrow, as well as Indica Thorne on November 26.

According to the prosecutor, Jordan went to meet his daughter who had just disembarked from a pleasure cruise.

However when he got there his daughter was involved in an altercation with Barrow. He got involved and drew a sword hitting Barrow about the body.

Sergeant Carmeron Gibbons told the magistrate that Thorne came to Barrow’s defence and Jordan poked her with the sword and made chopping motions at her. He missed, but pursued Thorne when she ran away.

Ma’at, in mitigating on the accused man’s behalf, told the magistrate that the father of two had come to the defence of his daughter who had felt threatened.

“Unfortunately he couldn’t control his temper and it erupted . . . and [he] found himself armed with a weapon. He was wrong . . . but in retrospect, hindsight is 20/20,” Ma’at submitted.

The Magistrate remanded him to prison until February 28 when the Thorne and Barrow are to appear in court.

He will know his fate on those offences then.

37 Responses to Deliveryman pleads guilty to stealing picnic ham

  1. Linda Linda
    Linda Linda December 1, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Owe d man probably was hungry

  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan December 1, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Another Ryan Oneal
    I wonder if anyone ever noticed how many persons with those names end up before the Courts
    Dem names like dem jinxed

  3. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins December 1, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Rasta man thieving ham????? Him dreads want cutting

  4. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce December 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Judge not lest ye b judged

  5. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt December 1, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Yes his dreads want cutting off rastaman stealing hams.

  6. Jasper Stone
    Jasper Stone December 2, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Jesus is Bardaos still under British control these laws do not fit the crimes .This man’s face shouldn’t be plastered on the internet for such a petty crime. They must be using slave labor in prison cause theyre using any ole excuse to lock people up

    • Jonah Banks December 2, 2017 at 4:34 am

      I agree

    • Jade Clarke
      Jade Clarke December 2, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Some independence eh?

  7. Justin Kunsurn C
    Justin Kunsurn C December 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

    poor stealing from the poor

  8. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray December 2, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Pork mouth

  9. Samantha Best December 2, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Hope similar sentiments are expressed when the likes of Digicel who steals our money by not providing the service they are charging us for are brought to the fore.

    They charge $50 for a roaming package for travelers that does not work. You spend your money on the phone talking with ‘technicians’ who don’t have a clue and offer no solution and your money is again stolen. They cut service for a whole day then say you are refunded two gigabytes but with special conditions. Fancy that! They steal your money then offer a refund of two gigabytes with conditions.Only in Barbados!

    All this theft is going on and no penalties are extracted. Office of Public Counsel has no power against this giant.

    • Jennifer December 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Thi$ is how the “justice”, political, education systems are set up. jail the poor and keep the rich eating, exploiting and getting away.
      He should have left the crap alone too.

  10. Tennyson Joseph
    Tennyson Joseph December 2, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Thou shall not theif in Barbados

  11. jrsmith December 2, 2017 at 6:42 am

    What can you expect other than what is happening thieving and other crimes, the tip of the iceberg , this is what our political infrastructure have inflicted on our black people………
    See how the other side lives , comfortable without interference ….

    • Jennifer December 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      And stealing more too, and going scotch free.

  12. Janelle Marshall
    Janelle Marshall December 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    You do see that theft wasn’t the only charge for the repeat offender who recently came out from serving time right…

  13. Cat Rock
    Cat Rock December 2, 2017 at 8:13 am

    what about the missing million in BRA who is going to court for that?

  14. Ãmen Hotep
    Ãmen Hotep December 2, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Rastaman luv eh pork bad!

  15. Kimber Lee
    Kimber Lee December 2, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I love how these “bleeding hearts” come under these articles and try to justify foolishness!! He is a KNOWN thief!! He deserves whatever he gets. You can’t keep stealing from people and expect a slap on the wrist…he has to learn to keep his hands in his pockets and see the people things and leave them.

    • Janelle Marshall
      Janelle Marshall December 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Thing is the man also hit someone with a weapon to yuh. This man is known to the courts. Over and over and over and over. So we must give him a break every damn time. He does not care to reform.

    • Kimber Lee
      Kimber Lee December 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Every crime on its own merit….but he is still a thief. He, himself admitted he had planned to steal it. He had it in his bag concealed to STEAL it. OMG.

    • Janelle Marshall
      Janelle Marshall December 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Stephen Stewart maybe you need to see what the law says about theft.

  16. Saundra December 2, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Lord have his mercy…sending a hungry man to prison for 6 months for thieving a ham…my bag get snatched and I ended up with a fractured ankle 2 years ago and dem tell me dey can’t find de file bout de case.

  17. Helen Charles Knighton
    Helen Charles Knighton December 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Rasta man eating ham?

    • Patrick Sobers
      Patrick Sobers December 2, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Having locks doesn’t make you a Rasta the majority of people who wear locks are not Rastas.

      • hcalndre December 3, 2017 at 4:56 am

        Patrick Sobers; they are not Ratas, they are Racals!

    • pat December 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

      good point

  18. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell December 2, 2017 at 9:37 am


  19. Brian Killuminati Davis
    Brian Killuminati Davis December 2, 2017 at 10:03 am

    six months for something that a rastaman shouldnt eat

  20. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow December 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

    How can this theft ..?

  21. Wolsley Grannum
    Wolsley Grannum December 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Stealing is wrong.He deserve what he got.People stop condoning wrong

  22. david gibbs December 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    So he has money to pay attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at, but could buy a $75 ham?

    • 3rdsun December 3, 2017 at 11:37 am

      he musse buy buy eggs from Ma’at and get represent free

  23. Angela Eastmond December 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    $87.00 for this ham. How long he s in prison for.
    People we need to pay for this ham and let this man out of jail.

  24. pat December 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    challenge: he’s not a rasta just because of his hairstyle — he’s not following the principles of not stealing

  25. jrsmith December 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Because he thought as like many others , files go missing and no case would be brought against him , how could our black people in Barbados get justice ..51 years of ( Independence Dependency ) and this is what our justice system comes to ………..Law of the jungle …………………………

  26. Bajangal December 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    By his deeds shall a man be known, natty up ya head then worship Babylon throne….


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