Goat thief caught trying to sell meat

Stolen goat (left)/Goat thief on the go with meat (right)

After stealing a ram goat valued at $800 from a Fond Cole man’s yard, Franklyn  Frederick sold himself out when he paraded up and down the community trying to find sale for the goat meat which he stacked in a clear plastic bag.

Several eye witnesses saw the defendant walking around with the bag containing goat hooves and ribs.

Franklyn Frederick pleaded guilty to stealing the livestock from Oliver Winston yesterday before Magistrate Ossie Lewis. He was ordered to pay compensation for the cost of the goat by February 15 or face three months prison. He was also fined $3,000 to be paid by June 30, or he will face an additional year in prison.

According to the facts of the case, presented by the police prosecutor, on January 17, 2010 at about 7 p.m. the complainant tied his goat outside his home at Fond Cole. The following morning at 5 a.m. he went out and noticed that it was missing.

“He went about making inquiries, and while at Tarish Pit he walked towards the bus stop where he saw the defendant carrying a plastic bag with what appeared to be goat hooves and ribs,” the prosecutor said.

“He called the defendant and asked him, ‘What’s happening? What’s up?’, the defendant suddenly turned around and started running. The complainant chased him and they both ended up at the bus stop. At that time the defendant had nothing in his hand. The complainant took a picture of the defendant on his cell phone and made a report to the Roseau Police Station,” the prosecutor informed the court.

With the cell phone picture the police were able to arrest the defendant. When questioned at the police station about the said livestock the defendant said, “I don’t know about that.”

In a confrontation with one of the witnesses at the police station Frederick said, “I had nothing in my hand.”

According to the court, the defendant is a repeat offender. He has previous offences of theft, battery and malicious damage.

None of the goat meat was recovered.

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    December 6, 2011


  2. Gens Montin
    March 10, 2011

    I love some goat meat and stolen or not, I would have bought some. Anyway, voleh never succeed.

  3. Anonymous
    August 6, 2010

    Wow, that’s one way to make some quick easy money, glad he got caught

  4. mabouché
    June 19, 2010

    AMUSED… survival is being stranded in the wild,chase and wrestle a wild goat to the ground and use it as food. Stealing a tied goat on somebody's property is a crime. Your comment is ridiculous !

  5. GOOD en EASY
    January 30, 2010

    I think he should take an eight years of helpng the prison grow some goats. by then he woulg have ate enough goast and feed himself and his colleagues and the surplus to the hospital and the home for the unfortunates. Boy God is looking at you, thou shall not steal.

  6. January 28, 2010


  7. Lady
    January 27, 2010

    if u cannot accept defeat and open ur pay envelope without feeling guilty…guess what u are stealing

  8. steve
    January 27, 2010

    goat +vat =$800

  9. precious
    January 27, 2010

    ebeau mi row row ..lol whoooooosh

  10. do it ure self
    January 27, 2010

    ohh irie how i love ure coments lol lol

  11. cello
    January 27, 2010

    i think a public flogging for thieving should be the punishmnet.

    Naked in the market square or on the bay front pure humiliation this is what they need

  12. WOW
    January 26, 2010

    I would jail him for FOUR (4) years. Four years for the four hooves on the goat. Wicked bastard, that was an undignified death for the goat, in the hands of a voley…….

  13. January 26, 2010

    There are few jobs here and there but they don’t pay.

    When his term is ended at Stockfarm, he need to rare his own goats .

  14. January 26, 2010

    Wow,this is a big goat……$800.00.

  15. lisad
    January 26, 2010

    Stop blaming it on joblessness…..They don’t get enough punishment that’s why they keep repeating those crimes….He should be given a good punishment for him to feel.

  16. abroad
    January 26, 2010

    As was said before. How is it that the Haitians can find jobs in Dominica and Dominicans themselves keep crying how there is no job. It is obvious to me that they do not want to work for their living they rather steal, commit murder and sell drugs. What is up with this generation.

  17. Irie
    January 26, 2010

    We have been asked to announce the death of Mr. Old Goat, better known as DE FOND COLE VILLAGE RAM, he is survived by many little goats too numerous to mention. Viewing of the Body will take place at CID, in a clear plastic bag, please be advised that only hooves and ribs will be available for viewing. The viewing will be followed by Interment in the police station kitchen in a big bom of goat water, while de police play dominoes….

    He will be greatly missed at carnival, when it was hoped he would have ‘participated’ in a LEGAL bom of goat water. The family kindly asks those of you who knew him especially through buying a piece of his meat from de goat tief to observe a moment of silence before you eat de curry goat or de goat water….

      December 6, 2011


  18. My Goodness
    January 26, 2010

    @amused. That is totally not true. these guys are just lazy and do n it want to work. u know better that that man

  19. Goat meat 4 money
    January 26, 2010

    There is always a job somewhere for guy like to do ……..but they just look for the easy way out. How comes the Haitians always finding jobs for them to do in D/a? He did not even have the audacity to go to another community or the market to sell the meat. He stayed right there. I bet if he could , he would have even try selling it to the goat owner himself.

  20. Just An Idea
    January 26, 2010

    I’m amused with this story. On a serious note, job creation is needed right now. We have to provide more opportunities and a sense of hope for our people.

  21. FAMILY
    January 26, 2010

    that is a ral foolish voleh,steal it here,bag it here and sell it here,boy you stupid,that man must be brainless

  22. Waitukubuli
    January 26, 2010

    Sad on both ends – alas –

  23. de caribbean change
    January 26, 2010

    Ram goat liver good to make mannish water, billy goat good to make earrings for your daughter. I guess he sight the goat down the roundabout and decided he could buy himself are poung or rice. But he figured out later that crime does not pay. It just like a film show. De goat in his left hand and de plastic bag in his right hand. Your honour, Your Honour.

  24. rassulfur
    January 26, 2010

    It is a very sad situation in Da. Mr. Prime Minister please create jibs, thank you.

  25. @amused
    January 26, 2010

    its not about uneducated its about survival, them have nothing to do in dca no jobs people hungry the man trying to hustle a quick dollar, I AM NOT ENDORSING WHAT HE DID BUT U GOTTA LOOK @ WHATS GOING ON IN DOMINICA ITS A SAD SITUATION.

  26. January 26, 2010

    .. looking to make a fast dollar

  27. January 26, 2010

    What kind of IDIOT would steal a goat kill it and walk around the same village the goat was stolen with the goat meat in clear plastic bags trying to sell the meat??? I guess when you are uneducated you don’t think at all. …

    The Magistrate should send him prison for a year and six months and when he come out make him pay compensation and if he can’t pay it send him back up again. That would teach him a lesson!!!

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