Man Fined After Pleading Guilty To Helmet Theft

June 3, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [June 2], 49-year-old Gilroy Perott plead guilty to stealing a crash helmet worth $175, but told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that it was the result of an honest mistake and that he fully intended to return the helmet to its owner.

He told the Magistrate that his helmet was exactly like the one that he had taken from Lindo’s supermarket.

The Magistrate accepted his guilty plea and fined him $300 for “his honest mistake.”

The Magistrate then reviewed Mr. Perott’s file and noted that he had $1,250 owing in unpaid fines. Questioned about this, Mr. Perott pulled a wad of dollars from his pants pocket and said thatwould pay it forthwith. He told the Magistrate that he had come to court “prepared”.

The Magistrate asked if would also pay the $300 fine today, but Mr. Perott said he could not and asked for time to pay. The Magistrate gave him until June 5 to pay the new $300 fine.

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