(SEARCHLIGHT) – Colin Williams, a 46-year-old °handyman° of Georgetown, will spend the next six months behind bars for the theft of four bags of garlic.
Williams appeared before magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
The court heard a police officer was at the Ferdies’ Footstep Supermarket at Georgetown purchasing some items, when he saw Williams through the window. As the officer was about to leave, he saw Williams jump back with something in his hand, which aroused his suspicions.
Williams was questioned about what he had there. He began to laugh, and responded, ‘Nothing man, nothing.’
The black bag he was carrying was handed over to the police officer and four bags of garlic, valued at $20, were found with red tags from the said supermarket.
Williams told the police officer that the garlic had been bought elsewhere.
However, Ferdinand Toney, owner of the supermarket, when informed about the findings, responded, ‘I fed up of this man now.’
Williams explained to the court that he needed the garlic to season some tri tri.
‘Well, I get some tri tri and thing fuh season up, so that ah the reason,’ he said.
Magistrate Burnett commented: ‘They thieving everything now, even garlic.’
Williams asked the court to grant him some time to pay for the items. He had previously been convicted for theft and was slapped with a six-month custodial sentence.