Stolen brandy

Cox steals bottle for birthday party

A 23-year-old St Thomas man, who stole a bottle of brandy for his sister’s birthday party, has been given a second chance to make smarter choices in life.

This morning Brandon Alexander Patrick Cox, of Chapman Village, St Thomas, appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to stealing the brandy, valued at $183.96, from Massy Stores, Warrens, on January 3, 2018.

On the day in question a security officer at the store observed the accused picking up the bottle of brandy and walking around the supermarket with it. However, by the time
Cox was ready to leave the store it was observed that the brandy was no longer in his hand.

A subsequent search of his backpack turned up the bottle.

When questioned by police, the accused admitted to stealing the item, saying, “I needed it to carry to my sister’s birthday party and I didn’t have the money to pay for it.”

Before sentencing him to 120 hours of community service, Magistrate Douglas Frederick sternly chastised the young man who was not previously known to the court, questioning why he would tarnish his record over a bottle of brandy.

“You don’t work? You never hear about saving up money to buy things? I am trying to understand why you would keep out of trouble for 23 years only to go and do this silly thing now?” Frederick asked.

Cox was released on $750 bail and was told that no conviction would be recorded if he completed his community service.

15 Responses to Stolen brandy

  1. jennifer January 4, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    U sister or U got expensive taste. Then again u went to a price gouger. Saying that if I was ur sister, I would most certainly not be proud of you.

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  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan January 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    You want 6 hot lashes down yuh back with a tamarind rod.

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  3. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite January 4, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    How Much ?

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  4. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards January 4, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    See this …No conviction if he does Community service…….yea…a few days ago a man with a different hair style aggrieved because because a blasted pervert trouble his daughter and has a conviction against his name and he had a lawyer…SMFH

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  5. Karen January 4, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Brandon I pray you learn a lesson from this, if you don’t have the money do without whatever it is. Don’t steal to fit in if you can’t afford to buy something to take to the party stay home don’t matter if it’s your sister,brother or mother’s party.
    Complete your community service hours and be thankful this isn’t recorded against you. Learned from this error

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  6. Ossie Moore January 5, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Can I get your autograph ” starboy ” ? Next time be sure to wear your sunglasses man , because you got your picture all over the fake / weak Barbados news media just for stealing a $183.96 bottle of wine.

    I guess that this is big breaking news in “buh”bados ( barbados ) . . . LAND of the SEA and SUN and SEWAGE.

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  7. King January 5, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Can’t wait to see politicians charge for stealing more than brandy

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  8. luther thorne January 5, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Jai Khan
    Yuh right ; correct !
    Public Flogging must be one of the things we do.
    I agree with you 6 lashes with (TRod ) in public right by the place
    He committed the act
    Whax Palax in his arse !
    Pilly wgax palax !!!!

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  9. luther thorne January 5, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Jai Khan
    Yuh right ; correct !
    Public Flogging must be one of the things we do.
    I agree with you 6 lashes with (TRod ) in public right by the place
    He committed the act
    Whax Palax in his arse !
    Pilly whax palax !!!!
    Yes Pilly used that term.
    That term was not used for nothing .

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  10. Greengiant January 5, 2018 at 6:34 am

    @Ossie Moore: I guess while some tourists enjoy the sea, others the sun, your favorite is the sewerage.

    Think it’s time Barbadians google the world’s sewerage crisis, to see we weren’t the first and i’m sure we won’t be the last with this problem.

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    • MARIA Holder January 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

      I am so tired of these comments – other people has the same problems, or we are not the only ones – hello! that is not a standard to emulate. Because others are in the same boat we are to be ok with it? Really?

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      • ruglegend January 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

        All the time that is how they view it. Because it is happening to someone else it is quite ok to do it. This mindset has gotten us nowhere but achieving mediocrity.

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  11. Ossie Moore January 5, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Greengiant and MARIA Holder , just two average bajans . . . . . always in denial

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  12. Ossie Moore January 5, 2018 at 11:47 am

    MARIA . that was a typo , my apologies you were not suppose to be in the last comment.

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  13. Shaquille January 7, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Barbadians and tourists got to stop dropping the baby and adult wipes, pantiliners, sanitary napkins etc into the toilets. This contibutes to the problem. Did you see the amount of debris on the damaged pump used at the South Coast. It was disgusting.

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