Man fined for slot machine attack

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

A MAN who smashed a bottle on a gaming machine was yesterday ordered to pay a total of $11,500.

Nizam Rakesh Moon was fined and told to compensate the owner of the machine when he appeared before the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court.

It was around 3 p.m. last Friday that Anthony Mohammed was conducting business at his bar along Caratal Road, Claxton Bay when he saw Moon arguing with another patron.

“He also observed the defendant throw a full bottle of beer at one of his gaming machines causing damage to the extent of $7,500,” police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said. A report was made to Corporal Fraser at St Margaret’s Police Station.

Before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington, attorney Ainsley Lucky said his client “fell prey to a moment of anger”. It was during the altercation that Moon, 29, of Macaulay, Claxton Bay, threw the bottle.

Wellington fined him $4,000 for the offence.

 In default of paying the money, Moon will spend nine months in jail.  He was also ordered to pay the $7,500 damage caused or serve six weeks’ simple imprisonment. Moon was given three months to pay, with Wellington suggesting that his family members assist him. 

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