A club bouncer, who breached a protection order when he sneaked into the bedroom of a woman and threatened to kill her, was on Monday ordered to pay a hefty fine.
Rennie Mitchell Brown, of Caledonia, Morvant pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was shown a copy of the protection order and said he had a copy at home.
Chaguanas police prosecutor Sgt Shiva Boodoo said it was around 5.30 a.m. on Saturday, the woman was awakened by Brown who was shining a torchlight in her bedroom at Jerningham Junction Road, Esmeralda, Cunupia. She came off the bed and told him to leave and that he no longer resided there.
"He became very aggressive and began threatening her, saying, if I ever catch another man in here, I will kill you, kill the man, then kill myself. I will come like a thief in the night and kill everybody," Boodoo told the court.
While the woman was making a report of the incident at the police station, she saw her assailant outside and he was arrested. He was charged by constable Mitchell with breaching a protection order by threatening the applicant. The order had been in effect since October 9, 2012.
Magistrate Marissa Gomez showed Brown the document to which he said he had never "hit or molested" the woman and was written.
Brown, who maintained his guilty plea, said he had moved out a week after the order was made but had gone to the house after work on Saturday to drop money for their eleven-year-old child.
He said he had called the woman's phone and got no response and entered through the unlocked front door.
The Third Court magistrate suggested that the money be deposited into a bank account and the woman, who was present in court, agreed.
Police prosecutor Shiva Boodoo said he Brown had no criminal record but Gomez warned him he faced a maximum fine of $9,000 or three months in prison for a first offence of this nature.
She said should it happen a second time, he could be fined up to $15,000 or 24 months in jail and a prison term of five years for a third act of this kind.
She fined Brown $4,000 and gave him a month to pay the money. In default, he would spend three months doing hard labour.