Bath Estate man fined for hitting shop owner with a coconut

A Bath Estate man has been fined by the court after hitting a shop owner with a coconut (jelly) and resisting arrest.

19-year-old Wayne Maxwell appeared before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste Monday morning and pleaded guilty to the charges of battery and resisting arrest.

Maxwell told police officers yesterday that he reacted in that manner after the complainant Rudolph Baron, refused to sell him a top-up and a “five bag” (a bag containing five dollars worth of cannabis).

According to the facts of the case which were presented by the police prosecutor, at about noon yesterday, the defendant came to the complainant’s shop and started making demands. The complainant did not comply and the defendant took a jelly and threw it towards the defendant’s shop. It struck the complainant on his forehead.

Woman Police Constable M Gustave and Constable E Matthew responded to a report by the complainant and went to investigate. Maxwell began running when he saw the officers and Constable Matthew gave chase. He was later subdued.

When questioned by the police the defendant said, “I did not hit Mister. I go in the shop and ask for top-up. He say he did not have any top-up….I go and tell him I want a five bag… He spit on me…”

In mitigation, Maxwell said that he was working and was planning to have a baby. The magistrate responded by advising the defendant to concentrate on improving his skills and education and not having children. She also said, “I have to advise you, 19 is not too young for you to understand that you need to behave wisely….and with that behaviour you still want to have a baby? You have to learn to be responsible… You can’t be here passing five bags.”

Maxwell, who was a first time offender, was sentenced to pay the fine of $300

by March 31, 2010 or face one month in prison for resisting arrest. He was also fined $400 to be paid my March 31, 2010 or he will spend two months in prison on the charge of battery.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

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13 Comments

  1. secrecy
    January 8, 2013

    Bwoy mr like a jelly man lol!

  2. anonymous
    January 3, 2012

    lol lol lmaO MY BOY MY DAT DRE SELF………………HE SHUD HAV DONE MRE DAN BURST HIS HEAD

  3. anonymous
    January 3, 2012

    LEAVE MY MAN ALONE EH HE SHULD BURST IT

  4. dominican abroad
    November 7, 2011

    He was not insane they must be selling weed in that shop, the police should investigate , and search the place.

    the shop keeper had no rigth to spite in the man”s face, total insult i would hit him with a cutlass for spitting in my face.

  5. December 28, 2009

    HAHAHHA A COCONUT…….. YES I ! HMMMMMMM DAT MAN NEVA HA NO RITE TO SPITE ON D YOUNG MAN. AND D YOUNG MAN SHOULD NOT HIT HIM, HE SHOULD THINK WISELY BEFORE HE ACT. BUT D COCONUT PART WAS FUNNY……………… HEHHEHEH

  6. Spookie
    December 23, 2009

    eh beh allu dominicans no easy, where is the Love

  7. RowRow
    December 22, 2009

    come on wit a coconut allu not easy nuh

  8. street boi
    December 22, 2009

    that’s to show what the country is comin to lately. chek out the … doin the killings n the stabins and all of that . trust me she cryin now cuz her kids are into the wannabe lifestyle . this is dangerous for the future of the country ppl wake up n smell the coffee.

  9. Rabbi
    December 21, 2009

    lol lmao, rofl hahaha. Jelly on Rudoph wii boy. That good for him, them man in that shop like to believe people playing with them. Thats why meself doesn’t go there to often eno. I wish sonny get a jeely too.

  10. spirit
    December 21, 2009

    The police should excicute a search on that property to see if there was any weeeed or five bags sold there and if any found let maxwel freee because is the same weed he come to buy that have him behaving that way.

  11. Coconut on Rudolph
    December 21, 2009

    hehe!!! A jelly was just easier to get to silence Rudolph and teach him to serve the man. The police should look into that 5-bag situation too though. Rudolph, get an ice pack for that bump on your forehead hahahahahahah lmao!!!

  12. concerned1
    December 21, 2009

    jelly head!

  13. Soucuyan
    December 21, 2009

    Was he insane?

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