Herbert admits to damaging taxi driver’s vehicle

A 55-year-old man, who entered the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ hurling expletives, left the same way after he was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for three weeks.

Terry Alphonsa Herbert, of Alkins Land, Eagle Hall, St Michael, pleaded guilty to damaging a motorcar belonging to Anderson Niles.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, said Niles, a taxi driver, was driving along Trafalgar Street, The City, on December 2 when he saw Herbert armed with two stones.

He drove past and looked in the rearview mirror in time to see Herbert take aim at his vehicle before hearing a shattering sound. Herbert then fled the scene but was captured in Heroes Square.

Herbert, who rambled in giving his explanation, claimed that Niles “carry way a lotto ticket from me”. He also said that he could pay for the damage, which was estimated at $992, because the “royal family in here”.

However, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant told him that he would be remanded to the Black Rock facility for evaluation and assessment.

He questioned why and even as an explanation was being given, he again started cursing, causing officers to immediately remove him for the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

Herbert returns before Cuffy-Sargeant on December 28.

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