Sunday 9 August, 2020

Charged with ham theft again

A known thief's addiction to ham was questioned by a Bridgetown Magistrate Tuesday when he appeared charged with stealing three of them the same day.

This isn't the first time Mackelton Dacosta Wood, 58, appeared before the court for this type of offence. Wood, who is homeless, has 82 theft convictions inclusive of ham theft.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced Wood to six months in prison but admonished him to change his ways when he returns to society.

Wood went into Popular Discounts where he placed the hams into his trolley. Then it is reported he went to another area and placed the hams worth $238.38 into a haversack. When he attempted to leave he was stopped in his tracks by a security guard.

When the magistrate asked Wood if he had an addiction to the meat product he said his problem was drugs.

He also scolded Wood for wasting the opportunities for rehabilitation.

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