52-year-old man leaves Court smiling Monday after receiving a 1-year suspended sentence for stealing
52-year-old Glorio Antoine leaves the Magistrates Court smiling on Monday, after pleading guilty of stealing, and receiving a 1-year suspended sentence.
Antoine told the court that he has “a disease for stealing”. He was accused of the theft of four fiberglass hammers, two padlocks, two reading glasses, one screwdriver and one LED flashlight from Save A Lot on May 7, 2016.
He pleaded guilty to the offense and was sentenced to six months in jail but it was suspended for one year. Antoine has been known to the justice system from an early age, and whereas most of his crimes are now “time spent”, he has three convictions in the books.
The facts of the case as shown in the Court documents, is that he entered the business place just after 12:30pm, stole the items and walked out. He was however spotted by a duty manager; security was alerted, and Antoine was apprehended outside of the building. He was brought back into the establishment and searched. The items were found hidden in his bag. The police were called and he begged them for “a break” saying he will “cool out and will be a better person.”
Before being sentenced Antoine told the court that he has a 15-year-old son at secondary school who was in his care. He said he wanted a break to care for his son. “I have a job, I am doing security and getting paid fortnightly,” he told the court. He also admitted, “I have a sickness, a disease for stealing.”
Meantime, Magistrate Bernard Pacquette was not impressed with the excuse, and sentenced Antoine to six months in jail, but suspended it for one year. “I promise you I won’t even be back in court, if you see me, you can add more jail time,” Antoine told the Magistrate.
He was however reminded that the sentence was suspended for one year, and should he return to court within that time, he will be heading straight to jail for six months.
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